Over the past 40 years, JVS has helped 80,000 people build in-demand skills and make connections to find jobs and strengthen our Bay Area community.
What Can I Do Right Now?
We have several ways to jumpstart your job search.
Our nationally recognized training programs help people find jobs faster
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Not sure where to start? Join us to learn more about how we can help you
Choose Your Path
Our trainings focus on jobs in high-growth industries.
Do you need help clarifying your job goal?
JVS was the right place for me to re-skill and reinvent myself. My classmates were so smart and motivated to learn. The instruction was top-notch and prepared me to re-enter the workforce with confidence.-John, Salesforce Administrator
- Clarify Your Target Job Strategy Session
July 25, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This workshop is designed to follow-up on the Clarify and Construct Your Target Job Workshop offered each month at JVS. The process of identifying and constructing the profile for your next job can be intense. It require a great deal of brainstorming, networking, and refining. This Strategy Session will give participants a chance to work (more…)
Kate loves to help people solve the puzzles of their work life and their job search. She has worked in vocational training for five years and has over 10 years of experience teaching high school and mentoring teachers. She received a master’s degree in Teaching from Brown University and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.
- Job Hackers Agile Meetup
July 31, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Job Hackers presents Guest Speaker Matt Sakaguchi, Site Reliability Manager at Google, who will uncover the 5 dynamics of an effective Google team.
- Technology Sector Information Session
August 1, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Would you like to advance your career with new technology skills and job search strategies? This session will provide an overview of our technology training programs, such as Salesforce Administration and Office Administration with QuickBooks. Learn about these courses on our website, and then join us for an in-person opportunity to meet some of the (more…)
- Professionals and Executive Strategy Group
August 7, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strategize in a safe environment with other senior level job seekers. This informal group is facilitated by JVS staff and will include a special focus on peer support and sharing best practices for landing senior level positions. By the end of this workshop, you will: connect with other professionals to share ideas and tips generate (more…)
Mark, a long-time Bay Area career consultant, has worked with thousands of clients in various stages of their career journeys. At JVS, he is an instructor, curriculum designer and career coach who helps clients determine their goals, develop viable plans and stay motivated.
- Job Search Accelerator Info Session
August 8, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Is it time to give your job search a boost? Job Search Accelerator may be your next step. Join us for an in-person opportunity to learn about this free, 2-week program for people who have been unemployed for 6+ months. Bring your questions, and we’ll cover topics like participant eligibility, the program schedule and how (more…)
2017 Annual Report
Expanding Our Impact
As we reflect on the last year, we’re proud of our new directions and innovations. Learn about how we expanded our geographic footprint and the innovative JVS programs that are transforming lives.
We Help Employers
Find the Right People
“It’s been an awesome experience working with JVS. The students are passionate about wanting to pursue this as a career. They are among the most driven and enthusiastic employees that we have.”Lisa Foust
Our Employer Partners
We work closely with Bay Area employers to develop programs that teach our candidates in-demand skills. For hiring, internships, training and more, check out our services for employers. Become a partner.
Looking to Hire?
Leading Bay Area businesses turn to JVS to hire the right people, grow their companies and strengthen the Bay Area community. Tell us your needs, and we’ll help you find or train motivated, qualified talent.