YUPRO and OpenClassrooms Introduce US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program

BOSTON, August 08, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Year Up Professional Resources, (PBC-YUPRO), the leading opportunity talent placement company, and OpenClassrooms, a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) registered apprenticeship program leader, today announced their partnership creating the Earn More, Learn More US DOL registered learning program for businesses nationwide. New Offering Addresses Employers’ Most Urgent Needs for Entry-Level Recruitment in Technology, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, While Providing Paid Workplace Learning to Underrepresented Talent . This learning program offers unparalleled, high-quality human support along with online learning, which results in immediate productivity on the job.

“As public benefit corporations, YUPRO and OpenClassrooms are aligned with our missions of creating pathways for talent of opportunity to learn professional skills in careers that offer upward economic and professional mobility,” said Michelle Sims. , CEO of YUPRO. “Our DOL Registered Apprenticeship program solves a systemic workforce problem by providing a skills-based hiring solution and closing the opportunity gap for underrepresented talent. It’s a victory for employers, our economy and, most importantly, our early-career workforce who are desperately looking for options that are not limited to those with specific pedigrees.”

Despite the tight tech job market, tech apprenticeships make up just 1% of total workforce programs in the United States. YUPRO and OpenClassrooms aim to change the face of DOL-registered tech apprenticeships with their social impact workforce solution that offers a new avenue to recruit untapped entry-level and mid-level talent. As the current administration ramps up certified apprenticeships, more recently announcing that it will leverage them to fill hundreds of thousands of open cybersecurity jobs, this all-inclusive, turnkey program is ideal for companies looking to start but don’t know how to do it. .

Key features of the YUPRO-OpenClassrooms US DOL Registered Learning Program include:

  • Full-Service Program Management: Talents earn market wages and have access to health care benefits, social service resources, and free community college tuition

  • Compliance with all DOL requirements for training and field hours

  • Structured development and on-the-job learning for virtual and in-person programs

  • Industry-recognized apprenticeship certificates for talent upon completion

  • Professional development seminars, 1:1 mentoring and high-level coaching

  • Access to over 30,000 diverse YUPRO candidates

“YUPRO is one of the most respected workforce development recruiting organizations in the United States and certainly the best partner for OpenClassrooms,” said Pierre Dubuc, CEO and co-founder of OpenClassrooms. “Our common goal will be to explain the many benefits of the apprenticeship model to employers and future apprentices. Together, we will open thousands of job opportunities across the country with a social purpose.”

Sims added, “This month we also recognize and celebrate the 85th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act, which laid the foundation for the expansion of employment in our country. Eighty-five more years later, our apprenticeship programs promote social justice and meet today’s workforce needs.”


Year Up Professional Resources, PBC (YUPRO) is the leading opportunity talent placement company, providing a strategic and socially responsible alternative to the traditional corporate staffing model. Opportunity talent refers to individuals from traditionally untapped talent pools. Our employer partners have access to a community of diverse talent at different career stages who possess the technical, professional, digital and interpersonal skills required for in-demand jobs. Our shared social mission with our parent company, 501c3 Year Up, Inc., drives our talent placement, where fair wages, economic mobility and career progression are priorities. At YUPRO, we match our community of more than 30,000 diverse talents with employer partners who are committed to an inclusive workplace that begins with removing barriers to hiring entry-level and mid-level talent.

About OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms is a certified, mission-driven B-Corporation, offering a completely online skills-based training platform with over 600 training courses in high-demand areas as well as 55 training programs in professions such as as coding, IT, product management, data management, digital. marketing, communication and UX design. OpenClassrooms operations are in New York, London and Paris.

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