High School Students
Earn Up supports high school student career development. We make available important resources that will help identify areas of post-secondary opportunity, from work-based certificates and college to internships and apprenticeships. Our goal is to help high school graduates find the work they are passionate about while remaining in the Jacksonville region. Qualified professionals are needed to help local companies grow and prosper. You are part of that talent pipeline that becomes the next generation of the region’s workforce.
Earn Up wants to dispel the narrative that there is only one pathway to success. As shown on the Career Pathways associated with each of Earn Up’s target and support industries, there are a plethora of workforce certificates, apprenticeship programs, and degree programs all equipped to teach skills needed to be successful. The bottom line is this – it is essential to obtain skills after high school to truly maximize career mobility. Studies show that dropouts will earn $200K less than high school graduates during their lifetime.