Member Spotlight: Year Up

Six million motivated young adults in this country lack access to stable career pathways. At the same time, 12 million U.S. jobs will go unfulfilled in the next decade. Can the United States afford this growing economic and social gap in its workforce?

These are troubling realities that represent a tremendous national opportunity. With locations in 18 cities, Year Up offers these young adults a training program that combines six months of intensive technical training and professional skills development with a six-month internship at one of its 250+ corporate partners (45+ in the Bay Area). Connecting underserved young adults with the skills, knowledge and experience that today’s businesses demand ensures these young adults begin successful careers.  In return, employers gain access to a wider pipeline of well-trained talent than ever before —the talent they need to compete across the globe.

Over 90 percent of Year Up’s corporate partners would recommend Year Up to a friend or colleague as a talent solution. Learn more about hosting an intern or hiring an alum. Individuals can get involved too – volunteer to support interns with mock interviews, resume workshops, networking events, guest speaking, mentoring or tutoring.  It’s a hand up, not a hand out.  And it’s a win for our communities, partners, and economy. Watch Year Up alum Aika’s story here.

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