San Francisco offers dozens of programs designed to help young people learn the skills and gain the experience they need to be prepared for the workplace.
If you have limited work experience, want to learn some new skills or get exposure to a new career path, one of the many employment and training programs offered in San Francisco is a great place to start.
Research potential programs using the HELP WANTED: Youth Employment & Education Resource Guide and the internet. Click on the image below to download a copy of the resource guide.
When you are researching programs, think about
- Eligibility: What are the eligibility requirements?
- Expectations: What do you want to gain from the program (i.e. work experience, leadership skills, the opportunity to use another language)?
- Your schedule: How much time do you have available? When can you attend?
Apply to at least 3 programs. Only 1 out of every 3 youth are accepted into most employment programs in San Francisco. The more programs you apply to, the better chance you have of being accepted.