MESSAGE FROM JOBTRAIN’S
PRESIDENT & CEO AND BOARD CHAIR
Fiscal year 2022 was a year of strong client outcomes, continued regional growth and exciting program innovation. From a client perspective we served more clients in FY22 than any other year in our long history and we couldn’t be prouder of their success. While we are still working with FY22 unplaced graduates, so far 73% of career training graduates were placed in jobs, collectively on track to earn over $8M in the first year of their new careers. Average wages were $24.09/hour and 76% received health benefits.
Also on the jobs front, JobTrain added a new Career Center location in South San Francisco, further expanding our growing career center services and, as a result, 185 men and women started new jobs through rapid employment services across the Peninsula, up from 109 the prior year. With the addition of our South San Francisco location, JobTrain now has operations in seven locations in six Bay Area cities from San Jose to South San Francisco.
Fiscal year 2022 also saw a significant ramp-up in program innovation, largely in service of our new Economic Mobility North Star. The new Career Advancement Project is helping working graduates build strategies to advance in their new careers, with 96 alumni enrolled in both our Health Care and Information Technology Career Tracks. Through research and focus groups, we have developed a new Quality Jobs definition, the foundation for a new employer engagement model, and we began work on developing a new road map (Theory of Change) for our larger economic mobility strategies.
We are profoundly grateful to our funders, donors and stakeholders who are enthusiastically supporting our growth and innovation. With your support, JobTrain will continue to deliver best-in-class outcomes, expand programs, innovate new economic mobility pathways and trailblaze new approaches to this important work for our community.