Earn Up’s blog provides detailed insights on workforce development initiatives in the Jacksonville region.  The seven-county region in Northeast Florida is one of the fastest-growing areas of the United States and Earn Up is committed to helping Jacksonville maintain a world-class workforce across all our target and support industries through Career Pathways.  Check back here regularly to see how we are fostering talent that helps businesses grow.


Career Pathways

Advanced Manufacturing Highlight

September 15, 2023
Northeast Florida stands strong as one of the largest manufacturing regions in the state. With industrial sites encompassing more than 1,000 acres, two certified mega…
High School

Checklist for Parents of 9th Graders

August 29, 2023
Moving from middle school to high school is a big transition, even for the parents of 9th graders. New schools, new friends and new classes…

Pitfalls of the First Semester of College

August 9, 2023
The time is finally here! You are ready to begin your first semester of college. Exciting things lie ahead, but there will be a lot…

Post-9/11 GI Bill

July 27, 2023
As military personnel transition out of active duty, they are presented with an array of opportunities. Whether they want to dive into a Career Pathway…

Career Pathways For Veterans

July 13, 2023
The Jacksonville region is known for its strong military presence and commitment to supporting veterans. With a diverse economy and a wide variety of industries,
Career Pathways

Technology Services Highlight

June 22, 2023
Northeast Florida surges with growing industries and advancement opportunities, but behind all of the region’s most successful businesses is a strong framework laid by our…


June 8, 2023
School’s out for summer across Northeast Florida! Many of our local college students are growing their skills through internships in the region and beyond.
High School

Making the Most of Your Summer

May 17, 2023
School’s out for summer, and the possibilities are endless! High school students enjoy a three-month break from tests and teaching, but there are plenty of…

Finding Apprenticeships

May 4, 2023
Sometimes, the best way to learn how to do a job is to get hands-on experience. Apprenticeships enable new workers to gain career-specific skills, train…
Jobs & Internships

Accepting Offers

April 19, 2023
After perfecting your resume, submitting job applications and sitting through rounds of interviews, your hard work finally pays off when you receive a job offer.…
Jobs & Internships

Social Media Presence

April 3, 2023
Your social media profiles are snapshots of your life—who you are, what you do and what you care about. It’s fun to share your dog’s…
Jobs & Internships

Interviewing Tips

March 23, 2023
Interviewing for a job can be a daunting experience, whether you're a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or someone making a career change. No matter…
Jobs & Internships

Career Fair Prep

March 13, 2023
The career fair—a place full of high energy and high competition. It’s one of the only times employers come to students with job descriptions in…
Career and Technical Education

Postsecondary CTE

February 24, 2023
Florida has a skills gap. 54% of Florida jobs require skills training—which is more than a high school diploma but less than a 4-year degree,…
Career and Technical Education

CTE in Secondary Schools

February 9, 2023
Florida celebrates February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month to recognize the accomplishments and collaboration of students, educators and leaders that generate CTE’s great…
Career and Technical Education

The Value of a Credential

January 26, 2023
As industries and technologies continue to advance, it is becoming increasingly important to become a skilled employee. One of the best ways to grow your…
Preparing for Graduation

High School Senior Checklist

January 9, 2023
Pep rallies, prom and planning for the future are all a part of a high school senior’s experience, and deciding the next steps after graduation…

Work-Based Learning Enables Long-Term Success

December 22, 2022
Although lectures and quizzes are an important part of education, work-based learning experiences, such as internships, enable students to apply...
Career Planning

A Firm Foundation Starts in the Eighth Grade

December 12, 2022
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question posed countless times to our region’s youth as they pursue their education…

Veterans Are An Integral Part Of Jacksonville’s Workforce

November 28, 2022
Whether they are military personnel leaving active duty at one of Jacksonville’s two advanced naval bases or relocating to a sunnier destination after an assignment…
Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing On The Rise In Jacksonville

November 10, 2022
The month of October marks National Manufacturing Month, so it was fitting for EarnUp to present the virtual event Advanced Manufacturing: Clean, Efficient, Cutting Edge…