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Training Programs

OEWD’s training programs serve San Franciscans who are unemployed or underemployed, and/or have been dislocated from their jobs, and/or meet the priority populations as defined by the WISF. These training programs provide job preparation, vocational training, and other services in order to develop a pipeline of skilled and prepared workers for industries facing staffing shortages and/or have been identified as having short-or-long-term job growth .




TechSF offers training in high-growth IT occupations that are currently in demand, including networking, tech support, programming, development, and multimedia, in order to prepare job seekers for entry into dynamic careers in the IT industry. 

HealthCare Academy

The HealthCare Academy provides vocational skills training, internships, externships, job placement assistance, and career advancement to job seekers.


CityBuild Academy

CityBuild Academy prepares San Franciscans for career opportunities in the construction industry through two distinct training programs: CityBuild Academy Pre-apprenticeship training program and Construction Administration & Professional Services Academy (CAPSA).
OEWD has teamed up with local hospitality industry employers, unions and workforce education, training and service providers to coordinate the Hospitality Initiative.  The Hospitality Initiative offers a broad range of services to job seekers that are responsive to the workforce development needs of this industry.   

OEWD Sector Strategy 

OEWD’s Sector Strategy is designed to improve the responsiveness of the workforce system to meet the demands of sustainable and growing industries by providing employers with skilled workers and expanding employment opportunity for San Francisco residents.