Rise Up Project is an initiative that provides essential job skills to help enter and advance in the workplace.

Training sessions are provided free-of-charge.

Coaches and mentors from various industries work in a virtual classroom setting to cover these topics:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
    • Fundamental or Key tips on resume building and cover letter drafting
    • Coaches review participant’s current resumes and provide feedback
  • Interviewing and Job Searching Skills
    • Fundamental or Key tips on interviewing
    • Introductory information on how to conduct a job search
    • Practice interviewing skills through role playing
  • LinkedIn Setup and Networking
    • Fundamental or Key tips on setting up a LinkedIn account and how to’s for overall networking
    • Coaches review participant’s LinkedIn profile and provide feedback
    • Coaches demonstrate additional ways to use LinkedIn for job searching and networking
  • Writing Professional Emails
    • Fundamental or Key tips on how to convey messages in a concise manner following email etiquette standards

The bootcamp is ideal for those entering the job force or looking to move beyond entry level positions.

Who can participate

This Rise Up Project, although designed to lift those that are under-resourced in today’s socio-economic environment, is open to anyone.

Requirements to participate

This Rise Up Bootcamp requires an 4 week commitment from participants. During these 4 weeks, participants will be required to attend weekly virtual sessions of 1.5 hours each and complete additional homework assignments of 2 hours per week.

Participants will need access to a webcam enabled computer and internet access on their own.


All training sessions will be provided free of charge.

Job Market Potential

Resumes and profiles of Rise Up Alumni (past students) will be made available to companies in search of viable candidates.

Advanced Bootcamp – Office 365

This course will provide an overview of most of the programs available in Office 365. Learn all the basics and what you can accomplish by using programs like word, excel, power point. Save time and learn all the tips, shortcuts and tricks experts use. Collaborate with others, learn all features included for teamwork and collaboration. 


This class is intended for individuals not too familiar with Office 365 that want to increase their knowledge and their productivity at work. 


Familiarity with computers is required to be successful in this course. 

Course content: 

Microsoft Word

  • Navigate and use the program
  • Create new documents and format existing ones
  • Use templates
  • Collaborate with others on the document
  • Hear expert recommendations
  • Practice using the program 

Microsoft OneNote

  • Work on pages, sections, and notebooks
  • Use templates
  • Learn about different uses of the program

Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Navigate and use the program
  • Learn Basic functions
  • Use pictures, shapes, and animations
  • Start Slideshows
  • Hear presentation tips from an expert
  • Practice using the program 

Microsoft Excel

  • Navigate and use the program
  • Use tables, filters, and charts
  • Use formulas and functions
  • Use smart tables and advanced functions
  • Hear recommendations from an expert

Practice using the program

Microsoft Planner & Teams overview

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