Job Training and Apprenticeship

Learn new skills through internships, vocational training (online and in-person), apprenticeships, and volunteering.

SFPL

SFPL eLearning Resources

Electronic resources on a full range of topics including job search skills and vocational training. Free eLearning outside of SFPL. Templates and tutorials in Gale Course, Learning Express and JobNow. Videos in Lynda.com on job searching and careers. SFPL library card and PIN/password required.

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200 universities 620+ free online courses

Free online learning outside of SFPL. From ClassCentral MOOC Report. Here are the topics: Computer Science, Programming, Business, Personal Development, Data Science, Art & Design, Health & Medicine, Engineering, Education & Teaching, Humanities, Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences.

AAUW

AAUW Work Smart - Free self-paced online salary negotication workshop

AAUW Work Smart Online is a free self-paced online salary negotiation workshop presented by the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women. The workshops are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to negotiate for fair pay. Participants learn how to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications, experience, ask for and get the pay they deserve.

MOOC Chinese

Massive List of Chinese Language MOOC Providers

Chinese language Massive Open Online Courses.

FREE Job Training (see also Young Adults for more training options)

ApprenticeshipSF

ApprenticeshipSF

Quality apprenticeship programs with the City & County of San Francisco.

CityBuild

CityBuild Academy for Men & Women

CityBuild Academy aims to meet the demands of the construction industry by providing comprehensive pre-apprenticeship and construction administration training to San Francisco residents. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Office of Economic and Workforce development

Healthcare Academy

Internships (administrative and clinical) and job placement support. Assistance with employment portfolio development, resume and interviewing workshops, access to employer networks and job readiness training.

Office of Economic and Workforce development

TechSF - Technology Training Program

TechSF is designed to help those who are underemployed/unemployed from the technology or multimedia fields and offers advanced IT job training, support and employment services.

JVS

Skills Training at JVS.org

Build in-demand skills, make connections and find jobs to transform your life – at no cost.  Healthcare, financial services and technology programs offer industry connections and a strong training background.

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Climb Hire

Climb Hire prepares working adults age 24-33 for in-demand Salesforce Administrator roles at growing companies committed to building an inclusive workforce. Programs run evenings and weekends.

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UpwardlyGlobal

A national non-profit organization that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. Provides professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs.

Tradeswomen

Tradeswomen, Inc.

Apprenticeships for women who want to work in the trades. Their mission: outreach, recruitment, retention and leadership development for women in blue- collar skilled craft jobs.

episcopal community services

CHEFS _ Episcopal Community Services

CHEFS is a 5-month culinary training program that provides instruction in technical and professional skills enhancement necessary for entry into the food service industry.

SF Clean City

SF Clean City Coalition - Employment & Training

Transitional Employment through Community Improvement: job readiness, job retention; with high success rates.

jobs corps

Job Corps - Treasure Island

Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them. Ages 17 - 28.

Career & Technical

Career & Technical Education - City College of San Francisco

CCSF offers free credit and noncredit courses in an incredible array of career and technical programs and academic disciplines.

City College

Continuing Education - City College of San Francisco

Provides a diverse program of not-for-credit classes, workshops and seminars to support lifelong education.

City College

Working Adult Degree Program - City College of San Francisco

WAPD is designed for students who want to attain their Associate degree while fulfilling general education requirements that are transferable for a Bachelor’s degree.

Homebridge

Homebridge

Homebridge provides home care and supportive services to clients throughout the Bay Area, trains thousands of caregivers, and partners with hospitals to safely transition patients home.

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Code Tenderloin

In the Job Readiness Program, participants will learn how to set goals and achieve a timeline of success toward that dream job. They will be given the tools and guidance to craft a resume based on their own experiences and apply that same information to their LinkedIn profile. 

arriba juntos

Arriba Juntos - Employment Training Programs

Offers training programs in health care, technology, ESL and others.

Self help for the elderly

Self Help for the Elderly

NOT JUST FOR THE ELDERLY; Free help with job search assistance, classes and training programs in healthcare, culinary, custodial and office skills.

Mission Hiring Hall

Mission Hiring Hall

Offers free employment counseling, training, support service referrals and job readiness training. Programs include hospitality, security, hospital non-clinic worker, construction administration, construction and more.

Mission Language

Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc.

A community-based education center for Latinos which provides free programs in culinary, administrative assistant, medical assistant and more.

CA.gov

Training and Apprenticeships - CA.gov

A wealth of information such as finding a training provider, on-the-job apprenticeships, resources for paying for job training and more.

DIR

California Apprenticeship Programs - Department of Industrial Relations

Find an apprenticeship through the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) with public works projects or an electrician certification program.

SF Building Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Programs - San Francisco Building Construction Trades Council

Prepares individuals for a career in construction. Apprenticeships generally combine paid employment in construction with classroom study and homework. With very few exceptions, apprentices are not charged for tuition, books, or room and board.

LEN

L.E.N. Business & Language Institute

A Job Preparation Program for People of Diverse Cultures, LEN has focused offers on-the-job training and prepares individuals for employment within the supportive housing sector and property management.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer match

Volunteer Match

Learn new skills and grow your career by volunteering.

United Way 211

211 Bay Area - United Way

Directory of nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.

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The Volunteer Center

Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

Internships

Idealist.org

Idealist.org

Idealist is a non-profit that connects people to the resources, community, and opportunities they need to take action and create a better world. Find jobs, volunteer opportunities and organizations.

Pathways

USAJOBS - Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

Internships for students and graduates looking to enter federal jobs.

Linkedin

LinkedIn

The largest professional social media site on the web. Create an account, post your resume, research companies and more. Use LinkedIn to find internships and who is connected to them.

internships.com

Internships.com

Search by city or company, learn about internship resources, such as interview tips, useful sample documents and more.

WayUp

Wayup.com

Find jobs and internships. Get discovered by employers with your up-to-date profile.

Internship Programs

Internship Programs

Features opportunities in a wide variety of sectors across the US and other large cities.