Year Up

Informational Flyer                    Year Up IT Career Guide

Year Up is an intensive, one year program focused on preparing motivated young adults (ages 18-24 with a high school diploma or GED) for corporate careers in Information Technology. The first 6 months of the program are focused on coursework in the areas of information technology, business communications, and professional skills.

After successful completion of the coursework, the students are then placed on a six month internship with a corporate company. Some of our corporate partners include JP Morgan Chase, Google, and Bank of America. Additionally, through our program our students have the ability to earn college credits for free, as well as an educational stipend totaling up to $500 per month while they are taking classes and up to $800 per month while they are on their internship.

Year Up has achieved wonderful outcomes including 100% placement of qualified students in internships, 86% employed or in school full time within 4 months of completing our program, and graduates of our program have an average starting salary of 30-45K per year.

A strong Year Up applicant will:

- Be motivated and have a positive attitude

- Have an interest in technology

- Be able to handle a college level class (community college English 100 or 101)

- Be able to commute downtown every day and commit to the entire year of the program

- Be able to meet high expectations regarding punctuality, attendance, completing assignments

Steps to Apply                    Year Up Application

First Prior Application Deadline – Friday, May 1st 2015 

Informational Session Dates 
· Monday, April 27th   3:00 pm
· Wednesday, April 29th   10:00 am
· Thursday, April 30th   5:30 pm

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or Associate Director, Ms. Emily Heins at and 312-726-5300 ext. 4526.

Interested students can email, fax, and/or mail-in their applications. We’re more than happy to assist any interested applicants with their application. Thank you for always supporting Year Up Chicago.