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October 8, 2014

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1 previous review
November 8, 2012

I support JobTrain because I strongly believe in the mission which is to provide quality and relevant job training for those in need in our community. It is a great feeling to be able to help those t... more

October 8, 2014

I have been a Board Member and a passionate volunteer with JobTrain for the past 22+ years. Through these years, JobTrain has been and continues to be a strong beacon on the peninsula for those most in need to succeed in getting relevant job training to find and hold a quality JOB!! Part of our secret sauce is that all of our graduates go through a rigorous "Life Skills" training which adds tremendous value to the graduates personally as well as to their employers. When each of our graduates lands a job we ring a bell in the school and everyone comes and congratulates the graduate. The smile on their face and the tears in their eyes continually remind us why JobTrain is so valuable in our community. Come check us out!! We give great tours :-) (www.jobtrainworks.org)
November 8, 2012

I support JobTrain because I strongly believe in the mission which is to provide quality and relevant job training for those in need in our community. It is a great feeling to be able to help those that are unemployed and are in need of current job skills to be able to land a job and change their lives. The stories of our graduates of how JobTrain has changed their lives is a daily testament to the importance of the JobTrain mission. When a JobTrain graduate rings the bell to as they land a job, the entire community wins!!

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 6, 2014

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1 previous review
November 12, 2012

I have been on the Board of JobTrain for about 7 years and I am always amazed and moved by the personal stories of the Graduates of the JobTrain programs. The Graduates consistently credit JobTrain a... more

October 6, 2014

I have been involved with and on the Board of JobTrain for about 10 years. Every year I am touched by the stories of our students who able to turn their situations around by obtaining and retaining a meaningful job. I encourage everyone to check out what we do, and please come in for a tour of our facility or attend one of our events. Everyone I have spoken to who have taken a tour or attended an event is always impressed by what we do and our successful track record.
November 12, 2012

I have been on the Board of JobTrain for about 7 years and I am always amazed and moved by the personal stories of the Graduates of the JobTrain programs. The Graduates consistently credit JobTrain and the amazing staff on providing the drive and motivation to both succeed in class and prepare for success post JobTrain.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 5, 2014

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October 5, 2014

Being on the board gives me an inside perspective of JobTrain’s staff and organization. JobTrain’s mission is to train those who have not had the opportunities to be prepared to enter the workplace to earn a living wage. This organization is very well run with staff members who do their jobs because they believe in this mission. The key to the organization’s success is not only its ability to enroll students in their programs, but to "wrap their arms around the students" to ensure that they do not fall through the cracks. JobTrain boasts an amazing 76% post-training placement of students with 89% continued placement one year later.
October 2, 2014

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October 2, 2014

We all need a job, but for many obtaining the skills necessary to get a job is difficult (if not impossible) without the help of a competent and carrying organization such as JobTrain. As a board member of JobTrain I am blessed to have the privilege and honor to be part of an organization that is impacting the lives of so many in need. Carrying out their mission is not a trivial effort, but each day the JobTrain team brings heart and passion to accomplishing their goal - helping those most in need with getting a job. Rock on Job Train!!!
September 23, 2014

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September 23, 2014

I started a internship here at Jobtrain. I learned so many things throughout the months that I thought to myself it would be great to work here because it was easy for me to commute, the people here were nice, and I liked what I did. I started from April 2014 - to July 2014 as an intern. I was working with Ana Gomez whom worked here at Jobtrain. I would always help her and she taught me some things she did, but also so I can get experience, between those 3 months I felt like I actually worked here;It was then that there was a job opening and thought why not apply and take a chance. I think it was the best thing I did because thanks to Ana I got the job and I'm almost to my 3 months of working for Jobtrain. It has been the best experience ever.
November 9, 2012

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November 9, 2012

I am honored to serve on the JobTrain Board. I am a basketball coach and JobTrain is a GREAT team to be part of! The team is led by Sharon Williams. She is surrounded by a caring staff and knowledgeable teachers. Success in the job market is about having a needed skill set. People that graduate from JobTrain are prepared to contribute to the economy with meaningful jobs. I know this first hand. When I wanted a party catered I hired a JobTrain graduate who had his own business of a food truck (Papa's Fusion). I knew he would be dependable and that the food would be delicious. (and it was!!!!) Join the JobTrain team by either graduating from one of the many outstanding programs, volunteering or contributing! Join a winning team, join JobTrain!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

JobTrain strengthens our local economy by improving the job skills of its clients, who have made the commitment to improve themselves by enrolling in one of the great programs at JobTrain. The impact to the client is life-changing, and the entire community benefits as prevously unemployed individuals gain the job skills that they need to obtain employment and become productive members of the community.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 29, 2012

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October 29, 2012

I am the parent of two JobTrain graduates. JobTrain does not only teach vocational skills, but also leadership, responsibility and what it means to be a reliable employee. Everyone is welcome at JobTrain. I have been involved in many non-profit and community organizations, and I can say that JobTrain not only talks the talk, but walks the walk for sure. JobTrain genuinely changes lives for the better every single day!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 19, 2008

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August 19, 2008

JobTrain is a welcoming organization that meets people where they are without judgement and listens to where they want to go with their lives. Through assessment tools and counselors, JobTrain helps prospective trainees figure out what career choice is best and then provides them with the vocational training to get a well paying job. The secret sauce of JobTrain is providing the life skills and vocational training with the right mix of motivation to achieve 80% training completion and job placement rates. The staff is terrific as many of the student testimonials on this site and the JobTrain website attest. As we say at JobTrain, "We help those most in need succeed." JobTrain has been doing an outstanding job serving its clients for over 40 years--it's a great organization with proven results in which to invest!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the success of its students turning around their lives and becoming productive members of their family and community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the joy and pride at the graduation ceremonies and hearing the bell ring in the lobby when a student gets a new job.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Talented, helpful, enthusiastic and positive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its vocational training programs into more areas like car mechanics, more health care professions, various additional construction trades, more information technology professions, etc.

Ways to make it better...

I am very fulfilled in my role as a Board member and also teacher at JobTrain.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Having sufficient resources to continue to expand our program offerings.

One thing I'd also say is that...

JobTrain Works!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

August 14, 2008

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August 14, 2008

The best way to experience the transformative power of JobTrain is to attend a graduation ceremony. Come and you will see dozens of folks stunned and thrilled to have completed the first step of the rest of their lives. JobTrain gives folks who have never had a first chance a second chance to enter society, be productive, and have a great life. They have been quietly doing so for decades and it is high time more people learn about this great organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The countless stories of folks who come from disastrous backgrounds only to be "saved" by JobTrain.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the difference it makes in people lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated volunteers, graduates who come back and want to give to the organization which changed their lives, ...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Focus less on the yearly drudgery of raising operating funds and more on expanding programs and reaching more folks that desperately need a hand up.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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