Youth Services

JobTrain offers a host of programs for at-risk youth ages 17-24 years who are no longer in school and looking for ways to upgrade their skills or learn new ones in our career training classes.

Youth Services Mission: The mission of JobTrain’s Youth Programs is to prepare young people for productive and independent lives.


What are “Youth Services?”

Interested youth who meet qualifications, receive a variety of services and 1-on-1 support in order to: develop work experience, enroll into a post-secondary degree or certificate program, and build the skills and knowledge to confidently gain employment.  Services last for approximately 1 year with an additional year of follow up services.


Who are Youth Services for?

Youth Services provides career and educational support for WIOA* eligible individuals who are:

  • Between 17-24 years old
  • Out-of-school (graduate or drop out)
  • Currently residing in San Mateo County, Palo Alto, Mountain View, or Los Altos
  • Verification to work
  • Have WIOA identified barrier to employment (determined by youth counselor)


*Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA): Federally funded program designed to assist individuals with employment barriers to help attain their career and educational goals. JobTrain is a subcontractor for NOVA and is the Youth WIOA provider for San Mateo County


What programs does Youth Services offer?

“Coming to JobTrain gave me a solid foundation from where I was able to build my life and guide me towards a bright future. I was able to go from working long hours in retail without a goal in sight to aspiring for higher education and supporting myself with a sustainable job in medical assisting.”

– Angelica E.