TechSF

TechSF helps Bay Area unemployed and underemployed tech professionals get the skills they need to get back to work. Funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (SF OEWD), TechSF offers participants fully subsidized workshops and individual coaching sessions covering resume building and job searching skills, in addition to advanced tech training and connections to employers. 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.

TechSF is an equal opportunity program offered through Bay Area Video Coalition, Bayview Hunter's Point Center for the Arts & Technology, City College of San Francisco and Year Up Bay Area in collaboration with West Ed and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

TechSF proudly partners with LinkedIn's Economic Graph project for research on workforce trends and other workforce development opportunities at the local and national levels. The Economic Graph Project aims to digitally map the global economy to connect talent with opportunity.

Check out where we brand our active TechSF candidates to employers for full-time opportunities, informational interviews and gigs here.

Eligibility

Adults and youth who are at least 18 years of age who posses a High School Diploma or G.E.D and are authorized to work in the U.S. Other eligibility requirements may apply. See the TechSF FAQ below for more information.

Upcoming TechSF Orientations

2/9/16: TechSF Orientation at Mission Neighborhood Access Point

2/16/16: TechSF Orientation at Chinatown Neighborhood Access Point

2/23/16: TechSF Orientation at Young Community Developers

3/1/16: TechSF Orientation at BAVC

3/8/16: TechSF Orientation at Success Center SF (formerly WANAP)

3/15/16: TechSF Orientation at Visitacion Valley Neighborhood Access Point

3/22/16: TechSF Orientation at Swords to Plowshares

3/29/16: TechSF Orientation at Employment Development Department

 

 

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Ready to Hire

If you already have the technical skills but haven't had traction on the market, TechSF can help you land the job.

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Available Technical Trainings

Certificates

Composed of BAVC classes, Certificates are approximately 148 hours of training and require four-six months to complete. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date of your training. All BAVC certificates require you to have a portfolio.

Gain a solid understanding of Adobe's Creative Suite design tools, as well as basic open-source coding. You’ll be able to hand code a website with a must-have grasp of cross-browser issues.

TechSF Eligible 

Develop your design aesthetic while learning how to add interactive elements, manipulate typography, and sequence keyframes in a timeline to tell a story with moving images.

TechSF Eligible 

Learn how to apply your graphic and web design skills to answer the question: What makes people click? Experiential Design focuses on best practices for design and implementation from a user perspective.

TechSF Eligible 

In addition to a solid understanding of Adobe's Creative Suite design tools, as well as open-source coding, you'll learn how to embed video, enable functionality, incorporate best practices in interactivity, and create simple motion graphics.

TechSF Eligible 

Fast Track Certificates

Fast Track certificates are great for targeting specific skill sets in a short amount of time. They take one-to-two months to complete and are composed of approximately 48-60 hours of BAVC classes. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date. All BAVC certificates require you to have a portfolio.

Learn how to apply your graphic and web design skills to answer the question: What makes people click? Focus on best practices for design and implementation from a user perspective.

TechSF Eligible 

The perfect introduction to all of Adobe's Creative Suite design tools so can create professional, web and print-ready graphics and layouts.

TechSF Eligible 

Gain a solid understanding of Adobe's Creative Suite design tools, as well as basic open-source coding. You’ll be able to hand code a website with a must-have grasp of cross-browser issues.

TechSF Eligible 

Take your hard coding skills to the next level with this intensive overview of HTML and CSS, including basic styling and working with HTML5.

TechSF Eligible 

If you’ve always wanted to build a website but have never written a line of code, this Fast Track covers the basics of web development.

TechSF Eligible 

Develop your design aesthetic while learning how tell a story with moving images using Adobe After Effects.

TechSF Eligible 

Building on MoGraph basics this Fast Tracks Certificate also covers interactive elements, typography manipulation, and keyframe sequencing in a timeline.

TechSF Eligible 

Bootcamps

Master the techniques used to make web pages rank higher on Google and other search engines! The class will be broken down into three sections: keyword research, on-site SEO techniques, and off-site SEO techniques. Along the...
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601 Montgomery Street
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Project Managers tie project results to business goals. This training prepares students for the industry standard "project Management Professional" (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute. The majority...
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AcademyX
601 Montgomery Street
Suite 409
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Additional Trainings & Services

Technical expertise can only get you so far. From networking strategies to building a personal brand, our career workshops can take you the rest of the way.

 

Career Coaching

Our dedicated team can help you revamp your portfolio, give you pointers on interviewing, coach you through your communication stumbling blocks, and point you in the right direction if you feel lost.

No-cost technical training, career counseling, and job placement support for 17 to 21 year-olds.