TechSF

 

TechSF

Technology training program

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Training and Employment Services

Training and Employment Services

TechSF provides opportunities for anyone interested in a career in technology. From the exploratory tech learner to the well-versed programmer who is looking to gain a competitive edge, TechSF has opportunities for up-skilling and job placement available. Learn more about our network of training and employment services.

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Training and Employment Services

All trainings are free to the jobseeker if you qualify

BAVC

Training: Design Tools, Coding for New Coders, Graphic and Web Design, Motion Graphics, UX

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Individuals 18 and Older
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Unemployed or Underemployed

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • 2 week intensive
  • in-person cohort training  

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

Bay Area Video Coalition’s (BAVC) mission is to inspire social change by empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology. BAVC provides access to media making technology, storytelling workshops, a diverse and engaged community of makers and producers, services and resources.

MEDA

Training: IT, Hardware, Software, Networking and Coding.

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Individuals 17 and Older
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Unemployed or Underemployed

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • 12-week training program (240 hours). Training is every Monday to Friday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • You’ll receive job-readiness training, professional skills, ongoing placement, retention services, college prep and knowledge of how to enroll in post-secondary education.

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

Mission Economic Development Agency’s (MEDA) mission is to achieve economic justice for San Francisco’s low and moderate income Latino families.  MEDA’s “Mission Techies” Academy Program is designed to ensure that disconnected populations obtain and retain a living-wage, long-term employment and access to career growth in the Tech Sector.

UpwardlyGlobal

Training: IT, Networking Systems Administrators, Software Engineering, Web Developer

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Permanent resident/refugee/asylee/affirmative pending asylum status with full work authorization. Review this list of visa types to see if you are eligible for our full program or limited services.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from a non-U.S. institution
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience outside the U.S.
  • Living in the U.S. for 5 years or fewer*
  • Have not worked in the U.S. in your professional field
  • Possess computer skills and access, and intermediate+ English fluency
  • Highly motivated and committed to completing training quickly and pursue a U.S. job search

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • Open Enrollment
  • Get equipped with the tools you’ll need to rebuild your career in the U.S. During this online training, you’ll be introduced to an advisor, customize your U.S. resume, write a cover letter, and improve your interviewing and networking skills.

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

Upwardly Global provides free job search training and services, online and in person, to help work-authorized, skilled immigrants and refugees to rebuild professional careers in the United States.

missionbit

Training: Web Programming and Game Design (Intro), Javascript (Immersive)

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • High School Students at San Francisco Unified School District (Intro)
  • Individuals 18 to 24 (Immersive)

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • 13 weeks or 52 hours (Intro); 125 hours (Immersive)

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

Mission Bit strives to eliminate the tech divide for youth across the Bay Area by building computer programming and professional opportunity pathways for public school students. Mission Bit provides everything the students need, they just need to show up and be eager to learn.

BAYCAT

Training: Digital Media, Production and Design

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Individuals 18 to 25
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Unemployed or Underemployed

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • 14 week internship program

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

BAYCAT educates, empowers and employs youth and young adults to produce digital media that tells their unique stories and engages them to positively transform themselves, their communities, and the world. Through BAYCAT STUDIO and relationships with employers in the media field, BAYCAT creates job opportunities for youth and clear pathways to employment.

Sama School

Training: Succeeding in the “gig” economy/online freelancing

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Individuals 18 and Older; Authorized to Work

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • 5-10 hours self-paced

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

Samaschool combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the ideals and optimism of a next-generation non-profit. Samashool’s curriculum focuses on high-demand, market-aligned skills required for success in today’s job market.

City College of San Francisco

Training: Computer Networking and Information Technology, Computer Science, Visual Media and Design, Broadcast Electronic Media Arts

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Individuals 17 and Older
  • High School Diploma/GED

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • Varies

How to get started

How to get started


Participating partners

About the Provider

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) provides educational programs and services that promote student achievement and life-long learning to meet the needs of our diverse community. CCSF’s primary mission is to provide programs and services leading to transfer to baccalaureate institutions; Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences; and Certificates and career skills needed for success in the workplace. 


Getting Started

Not sure where to go to apply for training? Attend an in-person orientation at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) to get more information: Download the TechSF Flyer: 
About Tech SF

About TechSF

TechSF provides education, training and employment assistance to both jobseekers and employers in San Francisco’s thriving Tech Sector.

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Mayor Ed Lee

“Ensuring San Francisco residents have the skills and training they need to work in our City’s growing number of high tech jobs is a cornerstone of our economic strategy, and TechSF brings us one step closer in achieving our goals.”

Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Mayor

Launched in 2012, TechSF is a San Francisco workforce initiative provided by San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development to provide education, training and employment assistance to both jobseekers and employers in San Francisco’s flourishing technology industry and occupations. TechSF is dedicated to three primary goals:

  • Address the local technology workforce talent supply and demand through a coordinated labor exchange;
  • Provide access to a continuum of training and employment services that prepare individuals to enter and advance in the industry; and
  • Partner with secondary, post-secondary and other education partners to develop career pathways and opportunities for a future pipeline of technology workers.

TechSF aims to ensure that a highly-skilled and diverse talent pool connect to, and thrive in, opportunities in tech while meeting industry talent needs. Collective action and collaboration between industry, education, government and community are key to sustaining a local and inclusive workforce.

TechSF
Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Program

The TechSF Apprenticeship Accelerator offers job seekers the unique opportunity to acquire essential experience and training to get established in a career in tech.

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Apprenticeship Accelerator Training Partners

The TechSF Apprenticeship Accelerator Program offers job seekers the unique opportunity to acquire essential experience and training to get established in a career in tech.

As a TechSF Apprentice you receive supervised on-the-job training with related technical instruction specific to your occupation, all while being a full-time employee. Upon completion, apprentices attain a recognized apprenticeship completion certificate. 

Priority apprenticeship occupation tracks include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Web Development
  • Data Analytics
  • IT
  • Multimedia and Design

To learn more about beginning your career as a TechSF Apprentice click here (Coming Soon).

Apprenticeship Accelerator Training Partners

BAVC

Bay Area Video Coalition’s (BAVC) mission is to inspire social change by empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology. BAVC provides access to media making technology, storytelling workshops, a diverse and engaged community of makers and producers, services and resources.

General Assembly

General Assembly - General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. A leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, General Assembly fosters a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

Galvanize

Galvanize - Galvanize believes in making education and growth accessible to anyone – especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Whether you’re a founder, student, or just someone who wants to level up their career, it is Galvanize’s mission to be a welcoming, inclusive place where you can take the next step in your journey.

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

Mission Economic Development Agency’s (MEDA) mission is to achieve economic justice for San Francisco’s low and moderate income Latino families.  MEDA’s “Mission Techies” Academy Program is designed to ensure that disconnected populations obtain and retain a living-wage, long-term employment and access to career growth in the Tech Sector.

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global - Upwardly Global provides free job search training and services, online and in person, to help work-authorized, skilled immigrants and refugees to rebuild professional careers in the United States.

Tech Initiatives Information

City of San Francisco Tech Hiring Initiative

Interested in aligning your passion for public service and a career in tech? Learn about the citywide Civic Tech Initiative here.

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City of San Francisco’s Department of Human Resources

The City of San Francisco’s Department of Human Resources’ Civic Tech is a citywide initiative that aims to fast track hiring for opportunities in engineering positions across the City’s 60+ departments.

Jobseekers can apply to a number of positions that help to develop software solutions to support the technical and operational needs of City Departments.

City of San Francisco’s Department of Human Resources
 

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