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Job Training and Apprenticeships

Learn new skills through internships, vocational training programs (online and in-person), apprenticeships, and volunteering. Scroll down to see them all.

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Job Training (See also: "Young Adults" tab for more training options)

  • TechSF - Bay Area Video Coalition TechSF - Bay Area Video Coalition
    TechSF is designed to help those who are underemployed/unemployed from the technology or multimedia fields. TechSF offers advanced IT job training & support and employment services, resume, interviewing & social media classes and networking events called "Nerd Underground" that are held at various local technology companies.
  • Skills Training at Jewish Vocational Service Skills Training at Jewish Vocational Service
    JVS helps people build in-demand skills, make connections and find jobs to transform their lives – at no cost. Our programs focus on three in-demand industries where we have connections and a strong training background: healthcare, financial services and technology.
  • 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
    The Office of Continuing Education 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
    The Working Adults Degree Program (WAPD) is designed for students to attain their Associate degree while fulfilling general education requirements that are transferable for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Plaza Adelante Tech Center - MEDA Plaza Adelante Tech Center - MEDA
    Plaza Adelante Tech Center (PATC) provides digital literacy training, employment training, job placement and career advancement opportunities. Plaza Adelante is a San Francisco CERTIPORT Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Center offering Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010 Exams. Also offered: Customer service training and free income tax help.All trainings are provided in both SPANISH and ENGLISH. Clases en ESPANOL e INGLES.
  • Arriba Juntos - Employment Training Programs Arriba Juntos - Employment Training Programs
    Arriba Juntos is a community based non-profit employment and training organization that assists and supports thousands of families and individuals through there many programs and supportive services. Health Care, Technology, ESL and others. Also look at the "Services" tab for job orientations and job fairs.
  • Aprenticeship Programs - SF Building Construction Trades Council Aprenticeship Programs - SF Building Construction Trades Council
    Building Trades Apprenticeships prepare women and men for careers in construction. Apprenticeships generally combine paid employment in actual construction with classroom study and homework. With very few exceptions, apprentices are not charged for tuition, books, or room and board.
  • Treasure Island Job Corps Treasure Island Job Corps
    At Treasure Island Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them or their families!
  • L.E.N. Business & Language Institute L.E.N. Business & Language Institute
    A Job Preparation Program for People of Diverse Cultures. Founded in 1992. 1254 Market Street Suite 200, SF.
  • 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.
  • California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
    Union apprenticeships.
  • Alliance for California Traditional Arts Alliance for California Traditional Arts
    The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists.
  • College Navigator College Navigator
    Find a college and/or field of study for continuing or vocational education. Search by many perimeters such as geographic location or institution type (such as 2 year or less than 2 year).

Volunteer

  • Volunteer Match Volunteer Match
    Learn new skills by volunteering. VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.
  • Hands On Bay Area Hands On Bay Area
    HandsOn Bay Area creates awesome volunteer opportunities to connect cool companies and people like you to schools, parks and nonprofits that need your help.
  • 211 Bay Area - United Way 211 Bay Area - United Way
    Directory of nonprofit organizations in the bay area.
  • The Volunteer Center The Volunteer Center
    Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

Internships

  • idealist.org idealist.org
    A place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.
  • USAJOBS - Students & Recent Grads to Federal Careers USAJOBS - Students & Recent Grads to Federal Careers
    Internships for students and grads looking to enter federal jobs.
  • Search LinkedIn for Internships Search LinkedIn for Internships
    Use LinkedIn to find internships of interest and see who is connected to them.
  • Internships.com Internships.com
    Search for internships from a large database by city or company, learn about internship resources, such as interview tips, useful sample documents and more.
  • Internship Programs Internship Programs
    Large internship database featuring opportunities in a wide variety of sectors across the US and other large cities across the Globe.