Rating: 4.86 stars 72 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Job Training
Location: 1200 O'Brien Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 USA
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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I went to visit their facilities and was amazed at the incredible operation they have. They have an amazing impact on many low income people in the area, helping with job training, computer training, finding and applying for jobs, and even tax help! definitely a worthwhile organization!
Job Train in Menlo Park has allowed me to start a career in the medical assisting field, to better myself , and show my children that no matter your age, you can have a career and succeed!