Maple Street and McGuire Correctional Centers

JobTrain and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department understand several obstacles incarcerated adults face upon their release from long incarceration, including the prospect of unemployment. A lower level of educational attainment, an absence of a steady history of employment, and a lack of vocational skills hinder efforts to find a job and make a decent wage. According to Melissa Wagner, Ph.D. Program Services Manager – Corrections Division, “providing vocational training and educational programming to incarcerated individuals can help them overcome these challenges by fostering the skills needed to find employment.” 

JobTrain shares a unique relationship with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department. JobTrain is one of the preferred providers of vocational readiness and certificate training inside the Maple Street Correctional Center (MSCC), located in Redwood City, CA.

In 2011, JobTrain offered one class at MSCC–Wednesday Culinary Art class. Over the years, our collaboration with San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department has seen an expansion of our MSCC program and service offerings to include:

  • Culinary and Pastry Arts certificate training,
  • ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate recognized by the National Restaurant Association;
  • Hospitality and Guest Services training, which awards a certificate from the American Hotel & Lodging Institute;
  • Construction Pre-apprentice certificate training;
  • Pre-Apprentice Roots of Success, awards 10 certificates to become an Environmental Literacy Instructor Apprentice, Work Readiness Workshops; Success Coaching; Group Facilitation; and,
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for substance abuse 13-week behavior change modules.

In addition, JobTrain plans another expansion of programs and services starting in 2023 to include the Maguire Correctional Center located in Redwood City, CA.