The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College
Toren Reesman knew from a young age that he and his brothers were expected to attend college and obtain a high-level degree.
New Apprenticeship Opportunities for San Francisco Machinists
New apprenticeship program of the City and County of San Francisco in partnership with IAM Local 1414, the Advanced Manufacturing & Transportations Apprenticeship of California, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
San Francisco Program Trains Women For Careers As Mechanics
An effort to get more women peering under the hood of a car--and making a good living doing it. KCBS Radio reporter Patti Reising takes a look at a new program underway at San Francisco City College aimed at funneling more women into the automotive field.
SF Partnership Boosts Women Workers in Automotive Industry
ApprenticeshipSF, which pairs the City and County of San Francisco with City College of San Francisco to maximize the effectiveness of jobs programs, will welcome new students to the Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.
First-of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program for Veterinary Assistants
San Francisco SPCA and Jewish Vocational Service, in Partnership with Foothill College, Launch First-of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program for Veterinary Assistants.
'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers
An ambitious, $50 billion, 10-year building program in California includes an unusual provision: a $25 million investment to get more women into pre-apprenticeships.
Northern California Laborers Graduate 655 New Journeypersons
The Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program of the Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust Fund of Northern California is a major contributor to California’s flourishing construction workforce.
#ApprenticeshipWorks for High School
This unique public high school offers both college preparatory and vocational education dedicated to design professions and construction trades.
TechSF Celebrates First Tech Apprenticeship Placement
In the Fall of 2015, Mayor Ed Lee announced a Department of Labor (DOL) grant awarded to the City of San Francisco to launch the TechSF Apprenticeship Learning Accelerator to offer residents pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships within the tech sector.
Ulysses is a RAMP Participant, SFCC Pre-Apprentice Graduate, and Laborers’ Apprentice.
Nicole De La Garza - 7501 Laborer/3410 Gardener
Nicole De La Garza started working as a Corridor Ambassador at San Francisco Public Works in 2007.
Sherri Pelayo - 3408 Arborist
Sherri Pelayo, a single mother of two sons, proves to all that you can successfully raise your children while working hard in a well-paying career.
Bernard Sices - 7501 Laborer
Bernard Sices was born and raised in Double Rock, a public housing development, in the southeast sector of San Francisco.
Earn While You Learn
Once upon a time, a college degree was like a golden ticket to a good job. But these days, the job market has become oversaturated with college-educated young people.
Did you know?
- Apprentices earn an average starting salary of $50,000.00/year while gaining a credential that is equivalent to a 2 to 4 year college degree.
*Quick Facts from the Department of Labor Website