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STARs are Rising

You are not alone! There’s a growing movement to recognize the skills and potential of the 70+ million STARs like you - workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes, rather than a bachelor’s degree. In fact, 4 million STARs have already torn the paper ceiling, proving that STARs have the skills for jobs that pay over $70,000/year. Here you’ll find profiles of some of those STARs to inspire you, resources to help you find higher-wage jobs or build new skills, and other ways you can help tear the paper ceiling while advancing your career.

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STARs are All Around Us

Get inspired by stories of STARs and companies tearing the paper ceiling, then create a custom story card to share your own story on social media. Every story matters, especially yours.

STARs Resource Library

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Skills Accelerator

Skills Accelerator

Equip jobseekers with tech skills through a sponsored upskilling program.

Cognizant

Skill Building

Skills Accelerator

Skills Accelerator

Continuing Education Catalog

Continuing Education Catalog

Online catalog of continuing education and workforce classes.

Northern Virginia Community College

Skill Building

Continuing Education Catalog

Continuing Education Catalog

Career Certifications

Career Certifications

Flexible online training programs designed to put you on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields.

Google

Skill Building

Career Certifications

Career Certifications

WGU Program Catalog

WGU Program Catalog

Online school with career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees.

Western Governor's University

Skill Building

WGU Program Catalog

WGU Program Catalog

UpSkill Guide

UpSkill Guide

A guide full of resources and links for every stage of your career journey.

SKillUp

Tools

UpSkill Guide

UpSkill Guide

Apprenticeships: What are they

Apprenticeships: What are they

How apprenticeships can break down barriers and send your resume to the top.

Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO)

Career Resources

Apprenticeships: What are they

Apprenticeships: What are they

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