About UpSkill Miami

United Way Miami is proud to launch UpSkill Miami, a transformative new fund that invests in workforce development initiatives.

UpSkill Miami fosters strategic collaborations, bringing together underserved populations, training providers and employers in Miami-Dade County. The fund serves to upskill and reskill the local workforce, offering them training, support and employment opportunities in high-demand industries.

By creating a pathway to jobs that provide economic mobility and avenues for career growth, we can profoundly transform the lives of many in our local community.


Targeting individuals who live or work in Miami-Dade County earning below $35,000 or are currently unemployed

An investment of $2.5 million is projected to benefit nearly 500 Miami-Dade County residents during the launch of Phase I

Various ways to get involved for employers, training providers, students, referral agencies and donors



Reskill and upskill Miami-Dade County residents in high-demand industries


Provide access to in-demand job opportunities with growth potential


Facilitate pathways to financial stability


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Healthcare Industry

Programs offered by our partners

Baptist Health Programs

Baptist Health began its Allied Health Scholars program in 2022 to offer financial support to students enrolled in critically needed disciplines at accredited academic institutions. Through this collaboration with United Way Miami, Baptist Health will expand its clinical program to continue offering employment opportunities for Miami-Dade County residents.

Available Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Medical Assistant

MRI Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Sterilization Technician

Surgical Technologist

Jackson Health System Programs

Jackson Health System’s academic programs have trained world-class healthcare professionals, and through funding provided by United Way Miami, individuals who seek new career opportunities in healthcare will have the opportunity to reskill or upskill and land a job in a high-demand field.

Available Programs

Radiology Advanced Transition Program – CT Scan Technologist

Radiology Advanced Transition Program – MRI Technologist

Central Sterile Processing Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Medical Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Radiography (X-ray)

Respiratory Care Therapist

Surgical Technician

Miami Dade College Programs

Miami Dade College has partnered with United Way Miami to provide scholarships for students and future professionals in the South Florida healthcare community. Through this partnership, eligible students will receive FREE tuition, books, fees, uniform and a stipend.

Available Programs

Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN)

Central Sterile Processing Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

United HomeCare Program

United HomeCare (UHC) is partnering with United Way Miami to offer employment opportunities with free training to qualified applicants for the care of older disabled adults through its Learn & Work Program leading to rewarding careers and a valuable pathway for aspiring caregivers to enter the growing home care industry.

Use UPSKILL referral code when applying.

Available program

Home Health Aide Documentation

Transportation Industry

Programs offered by our partners

The CDL School Programs

In more than 30 years of operation, The CDL School has proudly trained more than 150,000 individuals to obtain their CDL. Through this partnership with United Way Miami, in a few short weeks, aspiring truckers will now have the opportunity to land careers in the high-demand transportation industry.

Available Programs

Class A CDL License

Class B CDL License

Energy Industry

Programs offered by our partners

Florida Power & Light (FPL) Program

Florida Power & Light (FPL) and United Way Miami are partnering to offer a 6-month Pre-Apprenticeship Program for individuals looking to unlock a career as an Apprentice Line Specialist. This program consists of six months of formal training, including two weeks of on-the-job training experience. This is a great opportunity to become a skilled lineworker with the nation’s leading electric utility company.

For full application instructions, click here. Get ready to apply! The application will be available soon.

Available Program

Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Construction Industry

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Interested in Learning More?

Whether you’re a potential donor looking to invest in transforming lives, an employer or training provider seeking meaningful partnerships, or a resident interested in exploring UpSkill Miami’s opportunities, we invite you to get involved and learn more. Let’s continue to build a stronger Miami, together.


Submit your message via the Contact Us form or email upskillmiami@unitedwaymiami.org or call 305-646-7271.

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