How Can Year Up Add Value to Your Company?
Access a diverse pool of candidates you wouldn't otherwise reach with traditional recruitment channels, and tap into a pipeline of bright, skilled talent needed for today's jobs and those of the future.
Diversity of talent means a diversity of thought and experience that leads to the fresh, new thinking, innovative companies want and need. Drive your company forward with fresh perspectives and ideas.
Our training solutions are driven by our corporate partners' skills needs and responsive to industry trends, and we've designed our curriculum to enable entry and succession across a variety of in-demand roles.
Year Up is a true collaborative talent acquisition partner. Whether you are looking to fill a position need immediately or develop a long-term hiring strategy, we're ready with a flexible, scalable solution designed to meet your unique, evolving needs and help you plan for growth.
In addition to technical skills, we put heavy emphasis on the professional skills to create confident, accountable young adults who will thrive in the workplace. Students learn soft skills highly sought by employers like effective communication, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, and time management.
On average companies hire just one in 100 candidates. We offer a more effective way to screen and assess potential hires with our "try-before-you-hire" approach. Through our program, you work hands-on with potential hires—a valuable opportunity to shape training to your specific needs.
IN-DEMAND TRAINING SOLUTIONS
5 overarching career pathways and 11 training specialties—each designed with employer-driven and market-responsive curriculum.
250+ Companies, Including 41 of the Fortune 100, Are Driving Innovation With Us.
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
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Our Partner Process
Step 1Fill Out Interest Form
Join other industry-leading businesses! Complete our partner interest form and you’ll reap the rewards of an innovative solution. Our program delivers a smarter hiring strategy for your company and a more valuable, meaningful career experience for you.
Step 2Align Needs
The partnership begins! We kick off an exciting collaboration to determine your company’s specific hiring needs and how Year Up can best help meet them. We align commitments, solidify internship roles, and build a timeline to meet your business goals.
Step 3Train + Match
Students complete both professional and technical skills training. Each intern is carefully assessed across multiple dimensions and matched to the company where they’ll have the best opportunity to contribute successfully.
Step 4Internship Starts
Get valuable “try-before-you hire” experience working with potential hires. Our collaborative process includes built-in feedback points and wrap-around support from Year Up staff that enables managers to shape each intern’s professional development and ensure their work meets the company’s standards for success.
Step 5Hire Intern
As internship ends, you can assess if your Year Up intern is a good fit for a full-time opportunity and hire them with no placement fee. This saves your company recruitment time and onboarding resources, and helps support professional advancement for Opportunity Talent.
Partnership in Action
"Year Up Interns bring diversity of thought, experience, and perspective, and you find more productive teams. They’re able to draw on their experiences, grit, determination, and motivation."
“I knew I wanted to be at Kaiser, so when I was at my internship, I got my work done and stayed late to prepare for the next day. I worked with other people around me for more projects, and did a lot of things on my own—I wanted to take away from the internship as much as I could.”
"These adults are doing amazing work...By partnering with Year Up, we have access to a pool of highly skilled, enthusiastic, and motivated young talent that will help us continue to innovate and grow.”
Find Untapped Talent
Year Up is ready to meet your talent needs.Become a Partner
Year Up is more than a workforce development organization, it's a strategic partner that provides leading companies with a competitive advantage. One key differentiator is our professional skills training. Professional success often depends upon soft skills that are difficult to teach and often ignored. Year Up has honed its soft skills training to deliver confident, accountable, professional young adults who exceed corporate expectations. The Opportunity Talent we work with bring diversity of thought, perspective, and experience to companies, which in turn, fuels innovation. Finally, we work closely with companies to ensure our training will meet their hiring needs. These unique elements come together to create a new kind of professional training program, and our outcomes prove it.
You can partner with us by hosting Year Up interns or hiring Year Up graduates. Together, we implement our successful internship program, so that your company can gain access to a pipeline of entry-level talent who you can train and work with before deciding whether to extend an offer. You may also hire a Year Up graduate for your immediate recruitment needs.
Corporate partners make a financial investment in Year Up, on a per intern basis, commensurate with entry-level talent costs. There is no fee associated if your company decides to hire your interns at the conclusion of their internships. Contact us for more information.
Our curriculum is driven by market demand and corporate partner hiring needs. We routinely evaluate and enhance our training solutions to ensure we're training in areas where we have seen the most market demand and that our program is equipping young adults with the skills necessary for entry and succession across a variety of in-demand career pathways. Year Up is a collaborative talent acquisition partner. As we engage further with your organization and develop a deeper understanding of your entry to mid-level talent needs, we will continue to rigorously evaluate our training offerings, leverage your feedback, and partner with you to ensure we're meeting your short and long-term hiring needs and helping you plan for growth.