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Job Training and Apprenticeships

Learn new skills through internships, vocational training (online and in-person), apprenticeships, and volunteering.

SFPL eLearning resources (library card & PIN/password required).

Free eLearning outside of SFPL

FREE Job Training (see also Young Adults for more training options)

  • ApprenticeshipSF ApprenticeshipSF
    Quality apprenticeship programs with the City & County of San Francisco.
  • CityBuild Academy for men & women CityBuild Academy for men & women
    CityBuild Academy aims to meet the demands of the construction industry by providing comprehensive pre-apprenticeship and construction administration training to San Francisco residents. Women highly encouraged to apply!
  • Healthcare Academy Healthcare Academy
    Internships (administrative and clinical) and job placement assistance Assistance with employment portfolio development Resume and interviewing workshops Access to employer networks Job readiness training
  • TechSF - Technology Training Program TechSF - Technology Training Program
    TechSF is designed to help those who are underemployed/unemployed from the technology or multimedia fields and offers advanced IT job training & support and employment services.
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. Tradeswomen, Inc.
    Apprenticeships for women who want to work in the trades. Their mission: outreach, recruitment, retention and leadership development for women in blue- collar skilled craft jobs.
  • CHEFS _ Episcopal Community Services CHEFS _ Episcopal Community Services
    CHEFS is a 5-month culinary training program that provides instruction in technical and professional skills enhancement necessary for entry into the food service industry. Melanie Brew, CHEFS Program Manager, at mbrew@ecs-sf.org or (415) 487-3300 x6117
  • SF Clean City Coalition - Employment & Training SF Clean City Coalition - Employment & Training
    Transitional Employment through Community Improvement: job readiness, job retention, with high success rates. FREE, 366 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 440-4409.
  • Treasure Island Job Corps Treasure Island Job Corps
    Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them. Ages 17 - 28.
  • Skills Training at JVS.org Skills Training at JVS.org
    Build in-demand skills, make connections and find jobs to transform your life – at no cost. Our healthcare, financial services and technology programs offer industry connections and a strong training background.
  • Career & Technical Education - City College of San Francisco Career & Technical Education - City College of San Francisco
    CCSF offers FREE credit and noncredit courses in an incredible array of career and technical programs and academic disciplines.
  • Continuing Education - City College of San Francisco Continuing Education - City College of San Francisco
    Provides a diverse program of not-for-credit classes, workshops and seminars to support lifelong education.
  • Working Adult Degree Program - City College of San Francisco Working Adult Degree Program - City College of San Francisco
    WAPD is designed for students who want to attain their Associate degree while fulfilling general education requirements that are transferable for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upwardly Global Upwardly Global
    A national non-profit organization that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. Provides FREE professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs. 582 Market Street, Suite 1207;415-834-9901
  • code tenderloin code tenderloin
    Job readiness program, code ramp boot camp, application process help, and interview help. Free. 144 Taylor Street, SF. Call Victoria, 510-717-1733
  • Arriba Juntos - Employment Training Programs Arriba Juntos - Employment Training Programs
    Offers training programs in health care, technology, ESL and others.
  • Self Help for the Elderly Self Help for the Elderly
    NOT JUST FOR THE ELDERLY; FREE help with job search assistance classes and training programs in healthcare, culinary, custodial & office skills. 731 Sansome Street, Suite 100; (415) 677-7600. Locations in SF, Oakland, San Mateo, South Bay.
  • Mission Hiring Hall Mission Hiring Hall
    Offers FREE employment counseling, training, and support service referrals, as well as job readiness training. Programs include hospitality, security, hospital non-clinic worker, construction admin, construction & more. 3080 16th Street @ Valencia, 415.626.1919; 1048 Folsom Street @ Russ, 415.865.2105.
  • Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc. Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc.
    A community based education center for Latinos which provides free programs in culinary, admin assistant, medical assisting and more. 2929 19th Street SF 94110 (415) 622-5432
  • Training and Apprenticeships - CA.gov Training and Apprenticeships - CA.gov
    A wealth of information such as finding a training provider, finding on-the-job apprenticeships, resources for paying for job training, and many more resources.
  • California Apprenticeship Programs - Dept. of Industrial Relations California Apprenticeship Programs - Dept. of Industrial Relations
    Find an apprenticeship through Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) with public works projects or an electrician certification program.
  • Aprenticeship Programs - SF Building Construction Trades Council Aprenticeship Programs - SF Building Construction Trades Council
    Prepares individuals for a career in construction. Apprenticeships generally combine paid employment in construction with classroom study and homework. With very few exceptions, apprentices are not charged for tuition, books, or room and board.
  • California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
    Union apprenticeships.
  • L.E.N. Business & Language Institute L.E.N. Business & Language Institute
    A Job Preparation Program for People of Diverse Cultures, LEN has focused on on-the-job training and preparing individuals for employment within the supportive housing sector & property management. 1254 Market Street Suite 200, SF.

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