Upskill SB

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Upskill SB


Upskill SB offers professional, industry-standard certifications in a variety of information technology, business and management, and healthcare, along with a customized training plan to help you prepare to take the next step in your career.

Applications are currently being accepted for the inaugural Upskill SB cohort. Apply online at bit.ly/upskillSB. Upskill SB will accept applications until the cohort is full, or until June 3, 2022.



What certifications are being offered?

Upskill SB offers a range of certifications, including those in advanced manufacturing, human resources, data science, and sustainability. Learn about specific careers and training options for tech, project management, advanced manufacturing, and more on the Upskill SB webpage.

If one of these careers interests you, indicate your certification interest on the application form. If you are unsure of which industry or certification to choose from, email us at upskillsb@southbendin.gov to be connected to a career counselor.


Who is eligible for Upskill SB?

This program is available to current South Bend residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a high school diploma/GED or equivalent
  • Currently employed or actively seeking employment
  • Meet minimum qualifications of the desired certification

Additional application criteria may be considered to ensure participants are set up for success in the Upskill SB program. These qualifications may include:

  • Motivations of seeking certification
  • Qualifications and experience relevant to desired certification (in addition to minimum qualifications met)
  • Pursuing in-demand certifications


When will this program take place?

Upskill SB is accepting applications until June 3, 2022 or until the cohort is full; the final cohort will launch in late May 2022. Program participants are expected to complete the certification or other type of credential by end of October 2022, which will allow four months of training and preparation.


How do I apply to Upskill SB?

  1. Apply - Fill out the application from on the website or at the link: bit.ly/upskillSB.
  2. Phone Screen - You will be asked to schedule a 30-minute career guidance and discernment discussion with Upskill SB. An additional session with a career guidance counselor may be scheduled if an applicant is still undecided, or needs better guidance.
  3. Choose a certification - Upon completing the phone screening, Upskill SB will follow up to confirm the certification you have chosen that has been consulted during the phone screening or during the career counseling session.
  4. Decision - A decision on your application will be sent in late April or May.


311 Process Notes

For more information and a full FAQ section, visit www.southbendin.gov/upskill-sb or email upskillsb@southbendin.gov.