Pluralsight One Partners with Year Up to Close Opportunity Divide Through Technology
There are currently 5 million young adults disconnected from stable career pathways while there are 12 million jobs requiring post-secondary education that will go unfilled in the next decade. This creates both an equity problem for millions of young adults that have the talent and motivation but that lack opportunity as well as a business problem for companies that have opportunities but lack the talent to fill them. The Pluralsight One and Year Up partnership meets both these problems head-on, creating an accelerant for opportunity by empowering young adults with technology skills to access careers, grow as contributors and leaders, and in turn support the technology strategies of companies.
“Access to technology skills is one of the most powerful tools we have to create equality of opportunity in our technology-driven world, and by making
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education. By accessing Pluralsight One’s resources, Year Up participants can develop the technology skills they need to flourish in their internships, move into full-time employment and thrive as they continue to build their careers over the years to come.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Pluralsight One to provide all our students and graduates — as well as our staff members — with free access to thousands of online courses and other tools that will help them hone their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest developments,” said
The multi-year, national partnership with Year Up will support their staff's technology skills development as well as that of the young adults supported by their programming. Pluralsight One is providing a
About Pluralsight One
Pluralsight One is Pluralsight’s social enterprise. It is the company’s commitment to drive significant, lasting social impact by improving equal access to technology skills and investing in catalytic solutions.
About Year Up
Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that enables motivated young adults ages 18-24 to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year by providing the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high-expectations, high-support model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, coursework eligible for college credit, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to enable young adults with a viable path to economic self-sufficiency and meaningful careers. Year Up has served more than 24,000 young adults since its founding in 2000, and will serve more than 4,700 young adults in 2019 across 25 U.S. cities including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington. Year Up has been voted one of the “Best Non-Profits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times for eight consecutive years, and rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for twelve consecutive years, placing them in the top 1% of tracked organizations.
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