Skills to Work in Technology

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Technology skills open doors

Learn in-demand tech skills for a range of industries. These programs are specifically designed for job seekers who have been out of work for 6+ months, though we encourage all job seekers to apply.

Courses

Fueled by employer needs, our programs combine job-specific skills, job search skills and practical experience.

Salesforce Administration

Get certified for one of the most in-demand roles in today’s workforce

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Digital Marketing

Update your marketing skills with training from General Assembly and job search coaching from JVS

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Business Administration Bootcamp in the East Bay

Get the job search and office technology skills you need to get back to work faster

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Technology Training Scholarships

Gain new skills with robust training from a JVS training partner

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Have questions about our trainings? Talk to us.

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 any JVS Skills to Work in Technology programs or Job Search Accelerator, 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.

95%


Pass rate for the Salesforce Administrator Exam

$33


Average hourly wage of technology graduates

60+


Number of Bay Area employers who have hired our technology program graduates in the last two years

“The JVS program was definitely worth my time. I got the right blend of technical and job search skills. I built my confidence, connected with employers and ultimately got placed in a role that I love.”

-John, Salesforce Administrator at MDLIVE

Upcoming Workshops

  • Design and Direct Your Job Search Strategy
    December 18, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A plan is a great place to start or refocus your job search. We’ll start with an overview of the elements of a job search and work together on the planning and organizing skills you need to maintain momentum and land your next position. By the end of this workshop, you will: create or refine (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark
    After a successful career in sales and as a corporate sales trainer, Holley found her calling in nonprofits and brought her passion for helping others and exceptional presentation skills to JVS. She specializes in helping people learn how to present themselves to employers.

  • Clarify Your Target Job Strategy Session
    December 19, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    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 Search Accelerator Info Session
    December 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Is it time to give your job search a boost? Kick off or relaunch your job search in JVS’s Job Search Accelerator at no cost to you. This program starts with 36 hours of in-person job search essentials training, followed by weekly group meetings and opportunities to meet one-on-one with a career advisor. Learn more and (more…)


Employers Hiring Right Now

Our partners range from large Bay Area companies to smaller tech start-ups and nonprofits. Partners get priority in hiring candidates and offer support to JVS job seekers through mock interviews, panel discussions, fellowship opportunities and more. Get in touch to explore a partnership with JVS.

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