Director’s Corner: Thank You for Pointing the Way

At a recent JobTrain graduation our keynote speaker, Supervisor Warren Slocum, shared a story that really resonated with our students. As a young adult he felt he was headed nowhere. He had no plans to continue on in school, few dreams and wasn’t sure where he might...

Director’s Corner: What If Failure Were Not An Option?

This is the time of year when I think about “what if.” What if everyone started life with a safe place to live, to learn, and with enough to eat? Having spent a year at JobTrain, I have another “what if” on my list. What if we truly believed that everyone has the...

Director’s Corner: Houston, We Still Have A Problem

“Houston, we have a problem.” This famous phrase came from the Commander of Apollo 13 when he let the world know that his spacecraft was unlikely to make it back to earth. What came next were a series of amazing feats, where some of the greatest minds in engineering,...

Director’s Corner: The Path Forward

Thank you to all who joined us at this year’s Breakfast of Champions. As some of you know, this was my second Breakfast, but my first with a view from the front. Once again, I was inspired by the enthusiasm and support of so many in the JobTrain community, both old...

Director’s Corner: Building the Future

At JobTrain’s 2013 Winter Wonderland event, staff transformed two rooms into a magical place for the children of our students and our Child Development Center.  One JobTrain student in particular caught my eye.  He arrived with his two young children and was clearly...