BAVC helps unemployed and underemployed Bay Area Residents get the skills they need to get back to work.

Funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s TechSF Program, BAVC scholarships cover the cost of the full program. Whether you want to dive into social media marketing or learn how to make a movie from start to finish, BAVC has a technical training for you. In addition to honing your technical skills, you will have an opportunity to build interpersonal skills and increase your professional network through tailored resources, a responsive learning environment, and a supportive and inclusive community. Through TechSF, hundreds of qualified workers have started new chapters at Google, BuzzFeed, Oracle, Restoration Hardware, Benefit Cosmetics, Yahoo, Macys, UCSF, Mozilla, Hack the Hood, and Lawrence Berkeley Labs.


Eligibility for BAVC's TechSF program

To qualify for TechSF at BAVC, you must be 18 years-old or older, possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D, be authorized to work in the U.S., and be underemployed or unemployed. View a complete list of qualifying factors here.

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Verse Gabrielle
Senior Admissions Counselor



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