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 all of the costs of technical workshops and individual coaching sessions including resume building and job searching skills. 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

Adults and youth who are at least 18 years of age who possess 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.

Questions? Get in touch

BAVC Outreach Coordinator - A.J. McBride
Verse Gabrielle

A.J. McBride
Outreach Coordinator

Verse Gabrielle
Senior Admissions Counselor



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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.



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