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


  • Applicants must be unemployed or underemployed
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • GED or high school diploma
  • 1+ year of work or volunteer experience in any field
  • 18 years old or older
  • English literacy

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

If you have received a scholarship for a tech training through NOVA, you are not eligible for this program.

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.

Business Administration Bootcamp

Applications for this program are currently closed. Please sign up for our tech e-blast to receive notification on program dates, as well as application information.

A Few of Our Instructors

Vivianne Swerdlow

Vivianne Swerdlow


At JVS, Vivianne masterfully blends her background in managing high-impact advocacy campaigns with her passion for helping individuals get past their stuck places. She enjoys creating strong JVS cohorts while also coaching professionals on defining and achieving ideal career paths.


Dates: early 2018

Location: TBD

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

Cost: none

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