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.  Our blog updates regularly to see how we are fostering talent that helps businesses grow.

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Career Planning

Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Media

April 11, 2024
Although not traditionally its primary use, social media has become an indispensable tool for networking, personal branding, and career development. Whether you're a seasoned professional…
Career Pathways

Women In Jacksonville Lead The Way

March 25, 2024
As we continue our homage to Women’s History Month, we wanted to recognize a couple of women in the Jacksonville region that are making significant…
Career Pathways

Shattering Ceilings: Women In The Jacksonville Region

March 7, 2024
As Women's History Month unfolds, Earn Up is excited to highlight some of the trailblazing women who have left an indelible mark on Jacksonville’s professional…
Career Planning

Maximizing Financial Aid: A Comprehensive Strategy

February 22, 2024
Navigating the complex landscape of college finances can be overwhelming, but with a well-crafted financial aid strategy, you can make your education goals more accessible…
Career Planning

2024-25 FASFA Changes You Need To Know

February 8, 2024
At Earn Up, we understand the importance of accessible and streamlined processes for students seeking financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)…
Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Changing With The Times

January 24, 2024
Northeast Florida is home to some of the most strategic and significant manufacturing operations in the world and employs over 22,000 professionals. With hundreds of…
Transportation & Logistics

The Evolution of Work in Transportation & Logistics

January 9, 2024
The transportation and logistics industry has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Modern logistics is a sophisticated field that seamlessly integrates cutting-edge technology with…
Jobs & Internships

How to Determine the Right Internship For You

December 20, 2023
In today’s fast-paced world, discovering the right internship is an important step for both college and high school students. Securing the perfect internship not only…
Jobs & Internships

Mastering a Virtual Internship Interview

December 8, 2023
Internships are valuable opportunities for young adults to gain practical experience and explore their chosen career pathways. In today’s post-COVID landscape, virtual internship interviews have…
Jobs & Internships

Navigating Jacksonville’s Internship Scene

November 28, 2023
The fall semester is quickly coming to a close, but even with football games to watch and finals to study for, it is also time…
Jobs & Internships

Networking for Internships

November 13, 2023
When it comes to securing your dream internship, nothing is more important than networking. Everyone has heard it said that the job application process is…
Career Pathways

Financial Services Highlight

October 24, 2023
Learn about how the Jacksonville region remains a thriving financial services industry that has been crucial in shaping the city's economy. With diverse banks, investment…
Jobs & Internships

Preparing for Spring and Summer Internships in the Fall

October 12, 2023
Are you already thinking about your plans for next summer, even though the leaves are just beginning to change color and the air is turning…
Jobs & Internships

Soft Skills Across Generations

September 28, 2023
Today’s workplace spans several generations - Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1979), Millennials (1980-1994) and Generation Z (1995-2012). Each generation has been shaped by…
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…
College

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…
Veterans

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…
Veterans

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…
Internships

Micro-Internships

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…
Apprenticeships

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…
Internships

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

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…