TechSF helps unemployed and underemployed Bay Area residents skill up and find work in the tech industry. 

Generously funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, eligible participants receive services and training at no cost. 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, Macy’s, UCSF, Mozilla, Hack The Hood, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and several other national organizations.

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As a TechSF participant, you will also be able to take all of BAVC Media’s career workshops that tackle such topics as making a career pivot, interviewing well on the phone and over Zoom, promoting yourself even if you’re an introvert, understanding what employers are looking for and more.

Classes are taught online and capped at 10 people so you’ll get questions answered, network with other professionals and job seekers, and receive best practices and expert advice from your personal instructors.

BAVC Media’s classes are short intensives. There are no grades or homework but participants will be expected to practice what they learn when they’re outside the classroom. The information can be challenging and exciting so you should be prepared to completely engage in order to absorb the breadth of information. And through it all, you’ll be expected to create an online portfolio to demonstrate your skill set.

Here are the learning paths to choose from:

Editor Fast Track

  • Premiere Pro: Introduction (14 hrs)
  • DaVinci Resolve: Introduction (14 hrs)
  • Aesthetics of Editing (7 hrs)
  • DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction (14 hrs)
  • Audio Postproduction: Introduction (7 hrs)

All classes are taught online and participants should have a computer with Adobe Premiere Pro (trial version okay) and Adobe Photoshop. Additionally, participants can download the free version of DaVinci Resolve.

ESPECIALLY HELPFUL IF YOU ARE:

  • Extremely comfortable using a computer
  • Have some familiarity with timelines or have used video editing software
  • Have some experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Have patience
  • Willing to put in long hours at the computer
  • Have a passion for storytelling

Digital Marketing Fast Track

  • Social Media Marketing (7 hrs)
  • Graphic Design For Social (7 hrs)
  • Video For Social (14 hrs)
  • SEO: Introduction (7 hrs)
  • Google Analytics (7 hrs)

All classes are taught online and participants should have a computer with Adobe Photoshop (trial version okay). Students will use their own smartphones to shoot video.

ESPECIALLY HELPFUL IF YOU:

  • Have a visual sense of how to tell a story
  • Are well versed in internet platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok
  • Are extremely detail-oriented
  • Have persistence and imagination
  • Are willing to experiment and track results

Producer/Editor Fast Track

  • Video Production Bootcamp (28 hrs)
  • Lighting (7 hrs)
  • Aesthetics of Editing (7 hrs)
  • Audio For Video Production (7 hrs)
  • Audio Postproduction: Introduction (7 hrs)ti

All classes are taught online and participants should have a computer with Adobe Premiere Pro (trial version okay) as well as a video camera.

Note: video camera can be rented, borrowed or participants can use their smartphones

ESPECIALLY HELPFUL IF YOU:

  • Have a visual sense of how to tell a story
  • Have some familiarity with timelines or have used video editing software
  • Are interested in production gear and what it can produce
  • Are persistent and imaginative
  • Are extra collaborative

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