The Office of Workforce Development at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) works closely with Student Development to support Career Education student success. CCSF develops and delivers innovation and relevant short- and long-term technical education programs leading to employment and university transfer opportunities.

The Office of Workforce Development partners with the City and County of San Francisco community, the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), regional community based organizations, employers, industry associations, labor unions, regional community colleges, and like-minded partners pursuing strategies which connect adults to high-demand, high-wage, high-skilled employment in the California economy.

Key Leadership

Name Areas

John Halpin

Workforce Development
Career Services
Cooperative Work Experience and Education
Perkins/California Career Education Act
Career Education Pathways
Strong Workforce Program (SWP)

Zachary Lam


Stephanie Chenard

Adult Education

Key Initiatives


Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy (ATRE)

John Carrese

Centers of Excellence

James Lewis

Entrepreneurship Center

Steven Nelson

Information Security Analyst Apprenticeship

Maura Devlin-Clancy


SWP Regional Joint Venture for the Bay Area Community College Consortium ( BACCC) Teacher Preparation Pipeline Program


Handshake is an interactive, online career services platform that connects job seekers to internship and employment opportunities using simple, all device friendly tools that are both powerful and easy to use. This new platform will give our students access to roughly 3.5 million job and internship postings from a global network of over 550k employers, all of whom are specifically interested in recruiting college students and recent graduates.  

The site is available 24/7 to CCSF students, alumni, and employers at

  • Single sign-on using a CCSF log-in 
  • Fully integrated mobile application for easy access 
  • Searchable and real-time job opportunities 
  • Messaging system that connects you with fellow students as well as employers so you can grow your network and learn about exciting opportunities