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The CityBuild Academy (CBA)

The CityBuild Academy (CBA)

CityBuild Academy aims to meet the demands of the construction industry by providing comprehensive pre-apprenticeship and construction administration training to San Francisco residents. CityBuild began in 2006 as an effort to coordinate City-wide construction training and employment programs and is administered by OEWD in partnership with City College of San Francisco, various community non-profit organizations, labor unions, and industry employers.

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The CityBuild Academy (CBA)

What does this Program Offer?

What does this Program Offer?

  • 18 week Pre-Apprenticeship training in partnership with City College of San Francisco, Evans Center
  • Hands-on training and instruction in the 26 Building Trades
  • Classroom instruction and up to 15 college credits
  • Case management and retention services
  • Supportive services (uniforms, union indenture fees)
  • Industry certifications, including: CPR and First Aid, OSHA 10, HAZWOPER, Fork Lift/Skid Steer, and Boom Lift
  • Access to CityBuild's Women Leadership and Mentorship Group
  • Job referrals and placement assistance
  • Math tutoring and preparation
  • Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) support offered through City College of San Francisco

Already have experience?

If you are a Union or experience construction worker, utlitize the CityBuild Employment Networking Services by following the required steps:

  • Domicile documentation and attendance at one Information Session is required. Information Session schedule and details are listed on the CityBuild Flyer.
  • Present proof of identity with completed form: Californai Driver's License, California Identification Card, Consular Identification Card, U.S. or foreign passport
  • Proof of San Francisco residency: utility bills, bank statements, public benefits letter may be accepted. Download CityBuild Flyer for more information.
  • Proof of construction experience: proof of union membership, any construction related certifications, resume, etc.
  • Meet with CityBuild Staff and bring your completed Certification Form and required proof documents during drop-in hours.

Drop-in Hours:
Every Monday, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Mission Street Career Link Center
3120 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Download the Flyer: PDF iconCityBuild Flyer Q2 PY 17- v2.pdf

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Age 18 years or older
  • San Francisco residency (proof required)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 8th grade reading and math skills
  • Ability to lift at least 70 lbs.
  • Successfully pass a drug test

Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • Job Readiness Training (JRT): Mandatory 2 week preparedness instruction
  • Academy Training Cycles: Enrollment in 1 of the annual 18 week cycles:
    • Spring: January - May
    • Summer: June - October

How to get started

How to get started

  • Attend an Orientation
    • Meet with a case manager
    • Complete application
    • Submit documents
  • Complete Job Readiness Training
    • 2 weeks of Job Readiness Training (JRT)
    • Interview
    • Pass drug test
  • Acceptance and Enrollment in the Academy
    • Complete placement test
    • Selection and enrollment
  • Already Signed up with CityBuild?
    • Sign up for the Networking Eligibility List at the Mission Career Link Center, 3120 Mission Street during business hours or during drop-in hours with a CityBuild Employment Liaison.
    • Please note it is required that CityBuild Academy clients meet with CityBuild Employment Liaisons at least once a month to remain active on the Networking Eligibility List.

Background Information about the Program

Background Information about the Program

CityBuild Academy aims to meet the demands of the construction industry by providing comprehensive pre-apprenticeship and construction administration training to San Francisco residents. CityBuild began in 2006 as an effort to coordinate City-wide construction training and employment programs and is administered by OEWD in partnership with City College of San Francisco, various community non-profit organizations, labor unions, and industry employers.

CityBuild Academy offers an 18-week pre-apprenticeship and construction skills training program at the City College of San Francisco, Evans Campus. Trainees can earn up to 15 college credits while learning foundational skills and knowledge to enter the construction trades and succeed as new apprentices. Trainees are given the opportunity to obtain construction-related certifications such as OSHA 10, Forklift, Skid Steer, CPR and First Aid. Several program instructors are construction industry specialists with years of field experience. In addition, CBA partners with Habitat for Humanity, and the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Training to provide experience outside the classroom setting. Since 2006, 874 San Francisco residents have graduated from CityBuild Academy and 753 graduates have secured employment in various construction trades.


Construction Administration & Professional Service Academy (CAPSA)

Construction Administration & Professional Service Academy (CAPSA)

The Construction Administration and Professional Service Academy (CAPSA) is a semester-long program offered at the City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus. The program prepares San Francisco residents for entry-level careers as professional construction office administrators.

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Construction Administration & Professional Service Academy (CAPSA)

What does this Program Offer?

What does this Program Offer?

  • 18 week training and career development program
  • Classroom instruction and college credit through City College of San Francisco, Mission Center
  • Training in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, construction terminology, and introduction to cost estimating and scheduling
  • Case management and retention services
  • Access to employer networks
  • Job referrals and placement assistance
  • Job readinesss training
  • On-the-job training internship with a partner construction company
Already have experience?

If you are a Union or experienced construction worker, utlitize the CityBuild Employment Networking Services by following the required steps:

  • Domicile documentation and attendance at one Information Session is required. Information Session schedule and details are listed on the .
  • Present proof of identity with completed form: California Driver's License, California Identification Card, Consular Identification Card, U.S. or foreign passport
  • Proof of San Francisco residency: utility bills, bank statements, public benefits letter may be accepted. Download for more information.
  • Proof of construction experience: proof of union membership, any construction related certifications, resume, etc.
  • Meet with CityBuild Staff and bring your completed Certification Form and required proof documents during drop-in hours.

Drop-in Hours:
Every Monday, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Mission Street Career Link Center
3120 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Download the Flyer: PDF iconCityBuild Flyer Q2 PY 17- v2.pdf


Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Age 18 years or older
  • San Francisco residency (proof required)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum 1 year administrative experience
  • Computer proficiency and 25 WPM typing speed
  • Current resume

*Please note that each training track has its own eligiblity requirements.


Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • Job Readiness Training (JRT): Mandatory 2 week preparedness instruction
  • Academy Training Cycles: Enrollment in 1 of the annual 18 week cycles:
    • Spring: January - May
    • Fall: August - December

How to get started

How to get started

  1. Attend an Orientation
    • Meet with a case manager
    • Complete application
    • Submit documents
  2. Complete Job Readiness Training
    • 2 weeks of Job Readiness Training (JRT)
    • Interview
  3. Acceptance and Enrollment in the Academy
    • Selection and enrollment
Already signed up with CityBuild?
  • Sign up for the Networking Eligbility List at the Mission Career Link Center on 3120 Mission Street during business hours or during drop-in hours with a CityBuild Employment Liaison.

*Please note: It is required that CityBuild Academy clients meet with CityBuild Employment Liaisons at least once a month to remain active on the Networking Eligibility List.


Background Information about the Program

Background Information about the Program

The Construction Administration and Professional Service Academy (CAPSA) is a semester-long program offered at the City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus.  The program prepares San Francisco residents for entry-level careers as professional construction office administrators.  The bi-annual training is intensive and participants graduate with knowledge of the construction sequence of work, construction office accounting, construction project coordination and other professional skills.  Since 2010, over 217 San Francisco residents have completed the program and over 130 graduates have been placed in administrative positions.


CityBuild Women's Mentorship Program

CityBuild Women's Mentorship Program

The CityBuild Women's Mentorship Program is a volunteer program that connects women construction leaders with experienced professionals and student-mentors who offer a myriad of valuable resources: professional guidance; peer support; life-skills coaching; networking opportunities; and access to community resources.

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CityBuild Women's Mentorship Program

What does this Program Offer?

What does this Program offer?

  • One-on-one mentoring sessions with experienced professionals in the construction field
  • Strong support network of Women Leaders
  • Job shadowing, informational interviews, and networking opportunities
  • Social seminars and workshops
  • Community and team building events

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Must be a CityBuild Academy (or CAPSA) female trainee or graduate
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Computer Proficiency and 25 WPM typing speed
  • Successfully pass a drug test

*Please note that each training track has its own eligiblity requirements.


Program Timeline

Program Timeline

  • 18 week program for current female CityBuild trainees or graduates
  • Mentees are matched with an appropriate mentor after applying to participate in the program cycle
  • Mentors are selected through a competitive selection process
  • Once matched, mentors and mentees develop a mentoring agreement to establish terms and expectations of the mentoring experience

What careers does this program prepare me for?

What careers does this program prepare me for?

  • Construction trades
  • Construction Administration and Professional Services

How to get started

How to get started


Background Information about the Program

Background Information about the Program

The CityBuild Women's Mentorship Program is a volunteer program that connects women construction leaders with experienced professionals and student-mentors who offer a myriad of valuable resources: professional guidance; peer support; life-skills coaching; networking opportunities; and access to community resources. The program encourages women in their early careers, as well as more epxerienced professionals, to discover their leadership potential, enhance professional development skills, and provide a strong support network. Mentoring is conducted through one-on-one sessions, group interactions, emails, phone calls, workshops, speaker events, and through the use of other online resources.

Mentor Benefits
Serving as a CityBuild Women's Mentor is an enriching and rewarding experience that allows for:

  • The opportunity to share your knowledge, expertise, and experience to help a mentee become successful
  • Ability to provide support, guidance, and development of mentee's goals and career choices
  • Networking opportunities with other industry leaders, supporters, mentees and staff
  • Opportunity to enhance your own skills and experience
  • Ability to participate and influence women on a larger level towards a pathway to success

Mentee Benefits
By becoming a mentee, you will have the potential to:

  • Receive career guidance, support, and encouragement for professional development
  • Enhance skills and experience in current and future career
  • Gain key industry understanding and success in the program and trades
  • Participate in ceducational and leadership opportunities
  • Attend workshops and speaker events on a variety of topics
  • Extend network of industry leaders, professionals, and fellow colleagues
  • Stay connected and give back

Participating partners

Participating partners

  • Construction Industry Professionals and Leaders
  • CityBuild Women's Advisory Board

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