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University of California San Francisco

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Workforce Development

As the second largest employer in San Francisco, UCSF is committed to building strong communities by creating job opportunities for San Francisco residents and contractors to build UCSF construction projects. The Community Construction Outreach Program (CCOP), UCSF’s local hiring initiative, strives to strengthen economic opportunities, increase local employment, and engage local unions in innovative partnerships.

Local Construction Hiring

Local Construction Hiring 

In 2011, UCSF voluntarily implemented a local hiring goal that mirrors the standards adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco’s Local Ordinance.

To help UCSF accomplish such a robust local hiring effort, UCSF has partnered with CityBuild, the city of San Francisco’s pre-apprenticeship and employee network program, to help promote local hire for projects with contract value of $5 million and above. CityBuild helps identify opportunities to meet UCSF's voluntary local hiring goals, recruits local qualified construction trade workers and apprentices, maintains a work-readiness database, and refers workers to appropriate union locals.

Help Build UCSF 

Are you interested in becoming a construction trade worker? Apply for the CityBuild Academy, an 18-week Pre-Apprenticeship training in partnership with City College of San Francisco. You can find more information about CityBuild below:

Resources for Contractors

Please use the following forms to fulfill UCSF's Community Construction Outreach Program requirements with CityBuild.

EXCEL Program

The UC San Francisco Excellence through Community Engagement & Learning (EXCEL) Program is a clerical/administrative training program which aims to develop the potential workforce in UCSF’s surrounding communities and provide San Francisco residents with access to health-field related employment opportunities.

Since its inception in 1998, the program has graduated over 280 community residents with a large percentage of these graduates succeeding in obtaining career employment throughout UCSF. The program has now expanded to offer two cycles per year enrolling a total of approximately 40 interns.

The program is a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare participants for career path jobs in the healthcare sector.  After completing 10 weeks of computer, administrative, customer service, and medical terminology training at JVS, UCSF’s community-based training partner,  participants are placed in paid, four-month clerical/administrative internships within UCSF’s various departments, throughout both the campus and medical center.

For more information, contact Temporary Employment Program (TEP) [email protected].