Power Up Pierce

Want to earn a better living? Ready to move up?

Whether you’re just entering the work world or need more education to move up, Power Up Pierce helps turn dreams into reality. Our coaches help guide you to plan, learn, get experience and start on the path to new possibilities. Don’t have a dream job in mind? Need a high school diploma or GED to move up? That’s OK. We’ll help you explore!

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Steps to Success

Connect with us and you’ll work one-on-one with a coach to get started toward a better future. We’ll help you get training, finish high school, map out your future and find a better job.

With Pierce County resources like WorkSource Pierce, community colleges, trade schools and more, we can help you make a better living. Together, we will work with you to energize your future.

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Create a plan for success

Get the training, work experience, or degree you need

Make your dream a reality

Find your dream job

I’m not sure what my dream job is…

Take this two-minute personality assessment to narrow down your skills and interests.

I know exactly what my dream job is!

Start looking for jobs in Pierce County that match your interests.

Young Adult Education & Jobs

Not in school, but want to graduate? Looking for a job? Interested in a trade? We can help you get there. Our coaches work with you to create a plan and help you along the way. From resume reviews to job searches, we can help you move forward.

We can help you with:

  • High school completion
  • Career aptitude & skill assessments
  • Post-secondary training & education information
  • Scholarships for continued education & training
  • Leadership skills
  • Interview & job search skills
  • Paid work experience
  • Career mentoring
  • Resume development
  • Mock interviewing
  • Financial literacy training
  • Clothes for interviews/work

Resources & Mentors

WorkSource Center

Visit us at the WorkSource Center to meet with a trained coach.

Start your job search today, and we can help you perfect your resume, practice interviewing and help you narrow down your options.

  • Career Exploration Tools: Discover your strengths, interests and possibilities. Learn more about WorkSource Pierce locations, career and talent matching listings.
  • Job Listings: Search all job openings in Pierce County.

REACH Center

The REACH Center in Tacoma is geared toward helping you succeed in education and employment. Check out their Resource Room, with free computer access, mentorship and college and career guidance. Give them a call: (253) 573-6590

16-24? Learn how the REACH Center in Tacoma can help connect you to resources, a computer lab and programs to move forward.

Career Fairs

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Click here to learn more about Pierce County Career Day.

Power Up Pierce 2

Click here to learn more about JobFest.

Power Up Pierce 3

Click here to learn more about Summer Jobs 253.

Adult GED & High School 21+

Whether you’ve been working for twenty years or two, it’s never too late to graduate. If not having a diploma is holding you back, let your life experience count towards credits. Our adult high school completion and GED programs let you use your work and life experience toward getting your high school diploma.

Want to learn more? Reach out to Natalie Archer, our high school completion navigator. She can answer all your questions and help you get into a program that works for you:

narcher@tacomacc.edu, 253.433.0781

Success Stories

No matter where you’re at in life, it’s never too late to graduate. Tacoma Community House’s GED programs can help you graduate and start the path to a better career.

Hollynn went back to school 10 years later to have a better life for her family. Graduate with Tacoma Community College’s HS 21+ program and use your life experiences as credit.

Programs

HS21+

High School 21+ (HS 21+) is a high school diploma program for adults 21 and older. If you’re interested in getting your high school diploma, HS21+ allows you to use high school and college transcript credits, life, military and work experience, a prior learning portfolio and more.

Resources

Start your job search today, and we can help you perfect your resume, practice interviewing and help you narrow down your options.

  • Career Exploration Tools: Discover your strengths, interests and possibilities. Learn more about WorkSource Pierce locations, career and talent matching listings.

Resources for all ages

We understand that life doesn’t stop when you go back to school or start job training. Do you need help with getting food, housing or transportation? While you take the next step in your education or career, resources are available to cover the rest.

Local Resources for Housing, Food, Health and More

United Way of Pierce County can help: Dial 2-1-1 to reach a trained specialist who can connect you with basic food assistance, clothing resources, rent and utility assistance, shelter and affordable housing, transportation, military and veteran resources, and employment and education services.