Jobtrain, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   89 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Job Training

Address:

1200 O'Brien Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 USA

Mission:

Our Mission: JobTrain is committed to helping those who are most in need to succeed.  Our purpose is to transform the lives of people in our community through assessment, attitude and job skills training, and high potential career placement. Our Vision: We create a unique opportunity for people to develop personal and career goals, and to achieve their aspirations by acquiring relevant skills and positive attitudes about themselves and their potential.  People are drawn to JobTrain for our high-value training, effective personal development programs, impressive results, and respect for the individual.  JobTrain delivers on the promise of a better life. Our Philosophy and Beliefs: We believe in the dignity and potential of every individual. We believe that with opportunity and motivation, people will help themselves. We believe that people need and want a hand up, not a hand out.

Results:

Since our inception in 1965, more than 130,000 individuals have changed their lives at JobTrain.  Our training completion rate is currently 81% and our job placement rate is slightly below 80% with a starting wage of $16.59/hour.

Target demographics:

Low-income adults, youth, and children from East Palo Alto, east Menlo Park, and Redwood City, CA.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

JobTrain serves more than 5,000 people each year. Approximately 500 enroll in full-time adult vocational training; approximately 250 youth are served through training, healthy living programs, and summer internships; 24 children between the ages of 3 and 5 enroll in our Child Development Center.

Geographic areas served:

East Palo Alto, CA; east Menlo Park, CA; Redwood City, CA

Programs:

JobTrain's vocational training programs emphasize vocations in high-demand industries with career ladders and job benefits that lead to long-term financial stability. All JobTrain students receive job readiness and life skills training that orient them to work cultures and habits for success. Full time courses are at least 600 hours over 20 weeks. Clinical work and internships in some programs may extend the length of the program. The average cost per student to provide vocational training is $4,240 (ranging from $1,232 for the 5-week weatherization course to $6,602 for the 20-week Project Build). Vocational offerings include: Culinary Arts, Computer Service/Telcom/WiFi Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Office Skills, Professional Health Care Worker (CNA), Project Build (environmental and construction trades), Solar Installation, and Weatherization.674 individuals participated in vocational training in FY2010 (7/1/09-6/30/10).

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650-330-6429
http://www.jobtrainworks.org

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Reviews for Jobtrain, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars  

I will give JobTrain a Four star rating because five stars will mean that they have reach the top. Fact is JobTrain is constanty progressing. I aquire my GED at JobTrain. JobTrain Staff, students, and supporters are my family. I was in the building a few weeks back, they restructured the computer room and else where. Keep it 100 JobTrain.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

JobTrain is the best non-profit organization that helps those most in need to succeed. I came here two years ago from another country and even didn't expect to be at the status that I am now. JobTrain staff gives you not just hard skills but the soft skills as well which is very important. Here you have all the opportunities to be successful but a lot depends on you too. Success or failure is a choice that is up to you.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization, a one stop shop – provides vocational training, unemployment assistance, child care, interview attire, and the staff there are incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2009, I was laid-off from my job – not knowing what to do, my mother suggested that I look into taking a class at JobTrain. In Fall of 2009, I graduated from the Medical Office Assistant program. In Spring of 2010 I began a new job and have been working for the same company for over four years. JobTrain provided me with the means to get back on my feet.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent program, excellent education. Professional staff. A wonderful organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a workaholic but was permanently disabled in a. At accident in 1995. After back surgery I trained to work in computers but could not find work after massive layoffs In the industry. I then went to truck school but could not do the work with my disability. I then went to a business college with life time job placement which could not get me placed in a job. Jobtrain was the fourth school I'd attended but the only school that actually trained me into a field I was suited for. I graduated at their expense, not paying anything out of my pocket. I graduated without going into debt as I had already amassed $30,000.00 in student loan debt I could never pay because I could never get work with their training. I graduated with 2 State of California Nursing Licences and a CPR certificate. I graduated and started my own business as a Licensed Home Health Aide. Jobtrain changed my life, got me off of disability checks and back into a life I am proud of.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Migrating from the Pacific Island with a dream. To get a career, I came to Job Train and the staff was so helpful with information of questions I had. So I choose to study and Graduated in 2013 with GED. Was able to work but need some skills, Job Train offered Business Administrative Skills which I appreciate and enjoy with The great teacher and staff.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi I would like to say that JOBTRAIN has been so awesome in my life . I went to phlebotomy school, I finished the program and now I am in there Medical Assistant program , My teacher Jaqueline Laforga is such a great teacher. JOBTRAIN has been a great experience for me it has gave me confidence and a better future.. Thank you so much to all that have helped me at JOBTRAIN ..

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you job train and Jacqueline for an amazing opportunity.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Jobtrain has provided very good support to me as a medical assistant student. Everyone is very helpful professional and caring specially my instructor Jaqueline Laforga. She is patient , motivating, inspirational and very good at teaching the skills and everything we need to know in order to perform well in our field. I love coming in her class everyday!!!

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2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

JobTrain is a great organization, all of the staff are great! Always smiling and always willing to help with any questions you have. I completed my GED here and now I am a student of the Medical Assisting course. If you are interested in working in the medical field take their program taught by Jacqueline LaForga, she is a phenomenal instructor. The program so far is fast but very educating, I am enjoying it.

 
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