ICT/DM Job Readiness and Internships in San Francisco
Along with the education necessary to learn the skills you need to get one of those great ICT/DM jobs, you also need to develop the personal skills employers expect of the people they want on their teams. And often, the best way to practice and build upon those life and career skills is actual experience in the workplace.
Students and job seekers on San Francisco ICT Education Pathways can get this needed support from a group of local partners that work together to link the education pathway to careers.
TechSF, an initiative of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, offers training in high growth ICT/DM occupations that are currently in demand, including Networking, Tech Support, Programming, and Multimedia, in order to prepare San Francisco’s residents for entry into dynamic careers in the ICT/DM industry. In addition to providing TechSF, coordiantes work experience opportunities and offers job placement assistance and career advancement to training participants and other individuals working in the ICT/DM field.
The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) provides training and access to emerging media technologies for public media producers, independent artists, at-risk youth and other non-profit organizations. In collaboration with TechSF, BAVC provides job and career readiness training. BAVC also offers its Next Gen Youth Programs that have established its reputation for empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology. The Next Gen Programs include Digital Pathways for youth ages 14 – 18 and Bridges for 18 – 24 year olds.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships.
The program emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.
SAMAUSA offers a free 10-week online work training program for low-income community college students. Students learn skills that are in-demand for the online work market and how to create profiles on the largest online job sites. The goal of the SAMAUSA program is to help students earn extra income, and gain skills and work experience so that they can support themselves and their families while in college.
Mission Bit is a non-profit that offers free programming classes taught by experienced engineers and entrepreneurs to San Francisco public school students. Mission Bit provides everything the students need, they just need to show up and be eager to learn. No prior experience required. The primary goals are to teach more kids to code and code sooner and to increase the pace and scope of coding education.
Other CBOs Offering ICT Education
There are many community-based organizations that provide training that ranges from office productivity tools to digital video editing to internships and jobs. Doing so, they expand outreach to underserved students that may not have access to related courses at their schools or computers at home. If you fit into one of those categories, check out the list of additional CBOs on the Resources page and follow the links to find the right person to contact.