Upkey offers a virtual career readiness platform with gamified learning, virtual coaches and internships, and connections to industry professionals to prepare students for the world of work.
Skills addressed: Communication, Organizing & Planning, Creative Thinking, Diversity Awareness, Collaboration, Teamwork, Adaptability, Leadership, Entrepreneurial Thinking
Upkey is a Chicago startup offering free, online career growth resources to students ranging from high school to university level. The organization’s goal is to create equal opportunities across the board and provide underrepresented students the tools needed to be successful in their career path. Currently, 70 percent of Upkey users are minority and first-generation students. In February, 2021, Upkey announced significant venture capital funding led by S3 Ventures, and Purdue University, Southern New Hampshire University, and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian Life) signed on as customers of its platform. Upkey was named a LinkedIn Top Startup for 2020, part of a group of 50 U.S. companies on the rise.
Tags: Adaptability & Flexibility, Communication, Critical & Creative Thinking, Leadership & Initiative, Navigating & Using Information, Respecting Differences, Teamwork & Collaboration, Advising & Coaching Tool, Credentialing & Badging, Instructional Material, Online, Free (Registration Required), Adult Education, Higher Education, Older Youth, Workforce Development
Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration