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.