Job Training and Apprenticeships

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

SFPL eLearning resources (library card & PIN/password required).

Free eLearning outside of SFPL

  • 200 universities 620+ free online courses 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 Work Smart - Free self-paced online salary negotication workshop 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, and how to ask for and get the pay they deserve.
  • Massive List of Chinese Language MOOC Providers 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 Academy for Men & Women 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.
  • Healthcare Academy 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.
  • TechSF - Technology Training Program 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.
  • Skills Training at JVS.org Skills Training at JVS.org
    Build in-demand skills, make connections and find jobs to transform your life – at no cost. Our healthcare, financial services and technology programs offer industry connections and a strong training background.
  • Climb Hire 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.
  • Upwardly Global Upwardly Global
    A national non-profit organization that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. Provides free professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs.
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. 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.
  • CHEFS _ 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 Coalition - Employment & Training SF Clean City Coalition - Employment & Training
    Transitional Employment through Community Improvement: job readiness, job retention; with high success rates.
  • Treasure Island Job Corps Treasure Island Job Corps
    Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them. Ages 17 - 28.
  • Career & Technical Education - City College of San Francisco 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.
  • Continuing Education - City College of San Francisco Continuing Education - City College of San Francisco
    Provides a diverse program of not-for-credit classes, workshops and seminars to support lifelong education.
  • Working Adult Degree Program - City College of San Francisco 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.
  • Code Tenderloin Code Tenderloin
    Job readiness program, code ramp boot camp, application process help and interview help.
  • Arriba Juntos - Employment Training Programs 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 & 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 and Vocational School, Inc. Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc.
    A community based education center for Latinos which provides free programs in culinary, admin assistant, medical assisting and more.
  • Training and Apprenticeships - CA.gov Training and Apprenticeships - CA.gov
    A wealth of information such as finding a training provider, finding on-the-job apprenticeships, resources for paying for job training and more.
  • California Apprenticeship Programs - Dept. of Industrial Relations California Apprenticeship Programs - Dept. of Industrial Relations
    Find an apprenticeship through Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) with public works projects or an electrician certification program.
  • Aprenticeship Programs - SF Building Construction Trades Council Aprenticeship Programs - SF 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.
  • California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
    Union apprenticeships.
  • L.E.N. Business & Language Institute L.E.N. Business & Language Institute
    A Job Preparation Program for People of Diverse Cultures, LEN has focused on on-the-job training and preparing individuals for employment within the supportive housing sector and property management.

Volunteer Opportunities

Internships