TechSF: Collaborative Initiatives
TechSF advises and supports the following policy and career pathways initiatives through partnerships with educational institutions, private and public agencies. Initiatives address the alignment of education to high demand occupations in tech, policies and practices on diversity in tech, bridging the digital divide and more! Industry partners can join the movement by participating in TechSF ICT Committee and Working Groups.
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Committee is composed of industry ambassadors for TechSF, providing important feedback and guidance to the TechSF Initiative. The ICT Sector Committee provides formal recommendations to the WISF Board regarding influential strategy and policy for tech hiring and educational opportunities across all industries.
California Career Pathways Trust
The San Francisco California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) is a partnership between City College of San Francisco (CCSF), San Francisco Unified School District and TechSF with the goal of increasing San Francisco K-14 student success by aligning critical learning pathways, pathways to employment and work-based learning opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector.
TechSF offers career exploration and preparedness for SFUSD and City College students by facilitating opportunities to engage with industry through work-based learning experiences, such as job shadows, work places tours and internships. By aligning opportunities to engage with industry with their area of study, TechSF is able to widen the talent pipeline by exposing students to the industry and tech careers and exposing industry to local up-and-coming talent.
STEM Talent Pathways
A Collective Impact Project Building Pathways to STEM Careers for San Francisco Youth, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s education and workforce initiative, UniteSF, launched the SF STEM Talent Pathway in 2015. Over 20 partners across the public and private sectors have joined the collaborative to create collective and sector specific goals.
The key strategies to achieve these goals are to promote local youth talent to STEM companies, promote effective STEM pathways that connect youth from PreK-12 through post-secondary success, and to promote results of partners and the partnership to inform the broader STEM education field.
The City of San Francisco’s Digital Inclusion Initiative aims to raise awareness of the digital divide in the Bay Area, provide information about technology services and training opportunities and policy solutions to increase digital inclusion locally.
Mayor's Youth Jobs+
The Mayor's Youth Jobs+ is a city-wide program to help young adults, ages 16-24, find employment. By building strong partnerships with top San Fransico employers, the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ program has connected over 34,000 youth with jobs and work opportunities.
This initiative is a partnership between the City of San Francisco, United Way Bay Area, the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the San Francisco Unified School District, youth-serving nonprofits and the San Francisco business community.
SlingShot seeks to seed collaborative efforts by employers and industry, government, workforce and economic development, and education stakeholders within a region to identify and then work to solve employment challenges that slow California’s economic engine — with regionally-selected solutions to regionally-defined problems.
Launched in 2015 as a pilot of the Obama Administration, the Tech Hire initiative aims to remove barriers and establish a more diverse tech workforce. Tech Hire is a national network of communities committed to expanding learning pathways, transforming hiring practices in the tech industry and building inclusive tech communities locally regionally and nationally.
For more information on collaborative initiatives contact: TechSF@sfgov.org