Young Adult Services

 

Young Adult Services

Free services to ensure that all young adults are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to prepare for successful employment, academic, and life choices.

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The Workforce Development Division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is committed to providing young people (ages 17-24) with a comprehensive and coordinated system of care, which provides a continuum of quality services to ensure that all young adults are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to prepare for successful employment, academic, and life choices. To reach this vision, we partner with other city departments, community-based providers, and employers to ensure that San Francisco has the policies and programs needed to support the development of its emergent workforce.

Entering the workforce for the first time can be challenging, especially for young workers with limited work experience. Fortunately, OEWD offers a number of programs and services designed to prepare young adults for the workplace.


Programs Offered

The CityBuild Academy (CBA)

Sector Bridge Programs

Industry training for young adults 17-24 years old in information technology, retail, and security, along with job search assistance, job preparation workshops, and internship opportunities with local businesses.

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Sector Bridge Programs

How to get started

How to get started


Background Information about the Program

Background Information about the Program

Designed to provide young adults with training and resources, OEWD’s Sector Bridge Programs allow our City’s young adult population to immerse themselves in the industry of their interest. OEWD partners with community organizations to provide entryways into sectors including information technology, hospitality, retail, and security.


Participating partners

Participating Partners

Information Technology Bridge for TechSF

Construction Administration & Professional Service Academy (CAPSA)

Reconnecting All Through Multiple Pathways Program (RAMP)

RAMP's Employment Boot Camp provides youth 18-24 years old a path towards employment, indepdendence, and active participation in your community.

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Reconnecting All Through Multiple Pathways Program (RAMP)

What does this Program Offer?

What does this Program Offer?

  • Receive paid work experience
  • Access to educational services to attain a high school diploma
  • Recieve career services assistance, including job readiness training, career and job placement assistance

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Age 18-24 years old
  • San Francisco residency preferred
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Willing to take drug test (results do NOT effect eligibility)

How to get started

How to get started

  • Attend a weekly information session! All sessions are held every Thursday at 1:30pm at the San Francisco Conservation Corps, 102 Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123. Call (415)-928-7417 x316 for more information.
  • Download the Young Adult Worklink Flyer: 

    • Information in English
    • Información (Spanish) -Coming Soon
    • 如需詳細資訊 (Chinese) -Coming Soon
    • Impormasyon (Tagalog) -Coming Soon

Background Information about the Program

Background Information about the Program

OEWD partners with San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC) in providing the Reconnecting All through Multiple Pathways (RAMP) program, a non-profit job readiness, High School Diploma, and Career Development program serving young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who work within crews to address community needs through service and conservation-related work. SFCC job readiness opportunities for young adults include, landscaping and open space restoration, recycling of beverage containers, electronic waste, dumping tires and used oil, and Zero Waste services for special events across San Francisco. Concurrently and in partnership with the John Muir Charter School, the young adults focus on attaining their High School Diploma or participate in the Corps-to-Career higher education program.


Participating partners

Participating partners

CityBuild Women's Mentorship Program

Mayor's Youth Jobs+

Mayor's Youth Jobs+ is a city-wide summer program to help San Francisco's young people ages 16-24 find summer employment.

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Mayor's Youth Jobs+

What does this Program Offer?

What does this Program offer?

  • Employer Events: At an employer event, hiring managers for a company interview (and sometimes even hire!) candidates on the spot. These invitation-only events are one of the best ways to get hired through Youth Jobs+.
  • Direct Referral: If an employer is not holding any events for their job opening, Youth Jobs+ will send the resumes of qualified applicants directly to the hiring manager for the position, who will then follow up with candidates they would like to interview.

Qualifications to join

Qualifications to join

  • Young adults ages 16-24
  • Must be ready to work and available for jobs in San Francisco, but you do not need to have any previous experience

What careers does this program prepare me for?

What careers does this program prepare me for?

  • Most jobs are temporary and part-time, although some permanent and full-time positions are available as well. Most positions are entry-level and include customer service, retail, sales, food service, office support, skill-building internships, work-training opportunities, maintenance and hospitality.
  • All positions are paid. Most positions are either paid the San Francisco minimum wage or there is a stipend.

How to get started

How to get started

  • Register online: Mayor's Youth Jobs+

    1. Click the button “Sign Up/Register” at the top of the page
    2. Fill out the registration form, and don’t forget to attach a PDF or DOC version of your resume all the way at the bottom of the form!
    3. Once you have finished registration, check your email to make sure you received a welcome email with your username and password from Youth Jobs+, which you will use to log back in. If you don’t receive it within 24 hours, check your junk mail folder.

Background Information about the Program

Background Information about the Program

Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ is a city-wide initiative put forth to help young adults ages 16-24, especially those with low-incomes or who are not engaged in employment or education, find meaningful work experiences to help them gain practical knowledge while developing skills essential to succeeding in today’s economy. More than 150 private sector employers (including companies like Starbucks, Target, FibroGen, LinkedIn, and Salesforce) along with over 60 nonprofits such as Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC), Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), and Young Community Developers (YCD), joined over 50 City agencies to provide San Francisco youth with exciting opportunities. These opportunities offered valuable work experiences in general office work, arts, computer science, retail, banking, engineering, landscaping, and dozens of other fields. The Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Initiative has evolved from the Summer Jobs+ Initiative launched 5 years ago to a year round endeavor.

In 2015, nearly 8,000 work opportunities were provided. In total, more than 26,000 youth have been connected to work opportunities.



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Background Information about the Program

Find In-person Help

Young Adult Worklink Access Points provide in-person information to young adults in need of a variety of services to help achieve educational and employment goals, including job search assistance, job preparation workshops, coaching, and support. Visit one of our Access Points below!