“Today, about 4,500 students are part of the Year Up program across the country.
Here’s how it works: Year Up partners with community colleges for a 12-month program. Students spend the first six months taking classes. Some of those courses are in “skill-development” — subject based on the area’s demand.
For example, cybersecurity or data analytics. Other classes teach professional skills like email etiquette, resume building and dressing for success.
Then, for the last six months, students do an internship for credit, with companies like American Express, United Airlines, LinkedIn and Bank of America. Along the way, Year Up provides social and emotional support.”
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