JobTrain is very pleased to announce that California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation (AB 868)  by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) which will make it easier for nonprofit community-based organizations to provide critically needed job-training services to those most in need.  “Nonprofit community-based organizations, such as JobTrain in Menlo Park, provide essential job-skills training that grow the workforce and strengthen the economy,” said Berman. “AB 868 creates a more straightforward path for these organizations to continue serving their communities.”

“AB 868 will allow our skills-training programs to be visible on the Eligible Training Provider List for those seeking employment training,” said Steven Schmidbauer, Interim President and CEO of Menlo Park based JobTrain. “Making more training programs accessible to people who cannot otherwise hope to make a livable wage to support their families, helps not only these individuals but everyone, as these jobs can be in construction, healthcare, and other fields that positively serve our local communities.”

To read the full press release from the office of Assemblymember Berman, please CLICK HERE!