Learn new skills through internships, vocational training (online and in-person), apprenticeships, and volunteering.
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.
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 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.
FREE Job Training (see also Young Adults for more training options)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ￼
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.
Find an apprenticeship through the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) with public works projects or an electrician certification program.
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.
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.
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.