Business Administration Bootcamp

Are you looking for work in an office environment, but need to update your technical skills? We teamed up with The Stride Center to offer a free 5-week Bootcamp that will get you back to work faster with upgraded computer and job search skills. Get the motivation and direction you need to get on the fast track to your next job. This course takes place in Oakland.


You’ll Learn:

  • in-demand computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office and Google Drive)
  • how to use, an online learning platform, where you’ll have access to courses in Outlook, Quickbooks, Excel, communication, productivity and more

For your job search, you’ll also gain:

  • a new job search and networking strategy
  • a powerful personal brand, including your resume, LinkedIn profile, pitch and online presence
  • a supportive group of fellow job seekers to share resources and learning techniques
  • access to employer panels, presentations, resume reviews and mock interviews
  • ongoing job search support until you’re employed

We’re looking for participants who:

  • have experience in an office environment, preferably in an administrative role


  • This program is designed for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or more or are underemployed. We encourage all job seekers to apply, and we’ll be in touch if you’re a good fit.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States.

What Participants are Saying

“The Bootcamp was a great experience! I got solid information on how to update and tailor my resume for target jobs, and the mock interviews sharpened my interviewing skills, especially the critique at the end.” -Bootcamp Alum

Participant Selection

This program is funded by the federal government. The primary goal is to help people improve their skills and find and keep jobs. In order to learn what works, the federal government is conducting a study requiring every eligible person to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in this program or any other JVS Skills to Work in Technology or Job Search Accelerator programs, but will be able to enroll in any other JVS services or programs for which they are eligible. Veterans are exempt from the lottery.

Read more about the participation selection in our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Stride Center

Business Administration Bootcamp

Program Dates: July 28 – August 31, 2017

A Few of Our Instructors

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood

Technology Instructor

Michelle has 20 years of experience as a technology trainer. She is a certified CASAS eTests Online Coordinator and Microsoft Office Specialist. As an avid online learner, she has earned several certificates from and San Diego, including courses on effective learning assessments.


Dates: July 28 – August 31, 2017

Location: The Stride Center, 1212 Broadway, Suite 400, Oakland, CA

Topics: computer skills, polished self-presentation, job search strategy, learning and growth mindset

Cost: none

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