Capital IDEA CareerUps

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Could you make good use of a FREE education and a new career? No debt. No loans. Sign up below for a CareerUp info session online, or scroll down for in-person dates hosted out in the community. We’ll introduce you to the Career Expressway by Capital IDEA. We not only pay your college tuition, textbooks, and childcare, we also help you find your first job in your new career. We work with two highly respected and accredited colleges: ACC and Temple College. Plus, we have employer partners all across Central Texas ready to hire you as soon as you graduate. We’re with you from start to — HIRED!

Get Started Now | Expanded income guidelines expire on September 30th, 2023. Sign up below to get started.
Caldwell County | We’ve expanded our service area to Caldwell County for a limited time. Apply before September 30th, 2023.


CareerUp Live Presentations on Free Education

We’d love to meet you in person!

In-person CareerUps are back. If you’d like to come and listen to our presentation in person instead of attending a CareerUp online, then scroll down to see what’s on the calendar. We might just be coming to a location in your neighborhood soon.

June 2023
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Our Most Frequently Asked Question

How does this program provide FREE Education?
We’re a nonprofit with a mission to get our Central Texas neighbors into great careers. Each year, Capital IDEA raises enough money to pay for tuition and textbooks for over 800 adults, like you! If you’re eligible for our program, you can earn your college degree with no debt and no loans because your tuition and textbooks are already paid for by the generous support of funders like: City of Austin, Travis County, Hays County, and St. David’s Foundation. Get started with your FREE education — sign up now!



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