Annual Report 2010: Training & Resources

Working with San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and utilizing federal ARRA stimulus funding, we produced 7 online video modules aimed at helping job seekers cope with layoffs and getting back into the workforce. Besides the video components, we provided a series of self-assessment exams to guide end-users through best practices of job searching, interviewing and resume writing.

Convened with then-California State Secretary of Labor, Vicki Bradshaw, along with California Labor Federation's Executive Director, Tim Rainey, NOVA's Economic Stimulus Manager, Luther Jackson, and Carl Hall, Local Representative, Pacific Media Workers Guild to brainstorm training solutions for impacted newspaper, broadcast and print media workers.

Due to California's budget crisis, ETP, the California state agency that has contracted with BAVC for over 11 years to provide advanced digital media training to CA companies, was forced to suspend all funding to training centers until spring 2011. Reacting to the economic downturn, BAVC created SkillIT, a training program allowing for a 40% discount on classes to our past industry partners; those companies include CBS Interactive, Common Sense Media, Exploratorium, San Francisco Symphony, McGraw Hill, and countless others.