Our Education & Training Programs

SDFF’s Career Training and Employment Programs are designed to bring high quality Information Technology (IT) Career Training and Employment Programs to Youth and Adults in San Diego County. Read about our purpose and goals as a nonprofit technology leader and the benefits of our Career Training and Employment Programs.

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TechWORKS Training Program

The program provides technology based learning leading to attainment of industry standard certifications in N+, Security+ and MCSA Window 7 Support Technician. You may be eligible for a scholarship to attend our innovative Information Technology.

  • Adults aged 18 and older
  • Lost your job at any point since 2008 and are now underemployed - or - have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer
  • Prior work experience in IT or a related field
  • Must complete screening and application process
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IT Technician Pathway

The program is intended to assist those recently graduated from high school or those who acquired a GED as an alternative to college while providing a career path in the IT field, students in the pathway will work towards their CompTIA A+ certification.

  • Have an interest in technology.
  • Ages 17 to 21 years of age
  • Must be low-income (according to federal guidelines)
  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • High school graduate not currently in college or working towards obtaining a GED
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Digital Literacy Classes

Participants interested in this program will be eligible to experience a computer "Digital Literacy" course to provide an introduction to basic computer skills applicable in many different environments. The classes will be set up to created two different class categories: Beginner and Intermediate.

  • Classes will have a $25 fee that is Non-Refundable
  • Students will experience 2 hour classes for 4 total classes (8 hours of instruction)
  • Students will receive an SDFF certificate upon successfully completing the program
  • Child care is not available
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