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.

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.

Questions? Email edu@bavc.org.

TechSF Application