MESSAGE FROM JOBTRAIN’S PRESIDENT & CEO AND BOARD CHAIR
JobTrain’s 2023 Impact Report illustrates a year of outstanding client outcomes, continued program and
geographic expansion and meaningful process improvement and innovation. JobTrain served a record
number of clients who earned the highest average wages in our long history, and our new Economic
Mobility programming is demonstrating very promising early-stage outcomes.
Our primary focus is always on the delivery of high-quality programs that help our clients stabilize and step
onto the path of economic mobility. 194 of our career training graduates started new careers in 2023
earning on average $25.21/hour to start and more of them will go to work this year. An additional 278 of our
career center clients went to work earning an average of $23.08/hour. As of October, 64% of our 2023
graduates are employed, and we fully expect to achieve our minimum goal of 75%.
At the midway point in our three-year strategic plan, we are very proud to report that we are achieving our
ambitious goals. We are adding new training programs, expanding our geographic footprint, building
infrastructure for a strong future, and creating exciting new models and frameworks in service of our new
economic mobility north star.
Financially, JobTrain is stronger than ever. We are meeting our income goals and building relationships with
increasingly sophisticated and engaged, high-capacity funders. JobTrain’s $45M capital campaign has
reached $38M in pledges and gifts, which will result in the construction of a new, state of the art
headquarters in East Palo Alto called the Center for Economic Mobility and spur investment in both ongoing
expansion and the creation of new programs to help our graduates accelerate on their path to Economic
Our community is stronger because we come together with a shared purpose, and a
shared vision. Thank you to our staff, our board of directors, our partners and
our donors. Together, we will continue to do great things!
A JobTrain Hope
is a wish with a plan!
JobTrain is advancing social and economic well-being
in our communities by opening pathways to quality
careers for people of diverse backgrounds throughout
the Bay Area. We teach people the skills they need to
find and retain meaningful, rewarding work, and we
connect them with the life resources, opportunities,
and personal support to propel them forward in life
and ensure their prosperity.
OUR PROGRAM AREAS INCLUDE:
Other JobTrain Services Include:
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
YOUNG ADULT SERVICES
DURING FY 2023, JOBTRAIN SERVED
clients were enrolled in Career Trainings, and
to date, are placed in jobs earning an average of $25.21/hour (anticipated to reach 75%)
FY 2022 Update:
79% of graduates found employment one year
after graduation, earning an average of $24.27/hour
178workshops conducted for 159 clients
1,364supportive services provided to 398 clients
890Skills Upgrade Classes delivered to 466 clients
people placed in jobs
JobTrain has given me the opportunity to help myself and to pursue a more fulfilling career in healthcare. I have a job at a health clinic and no longer worry if my next paycheck is going to be enough to cover our expenses. I now know that I will have enough to pay my bills and be able to start saving up.
Medical Assistant Graduate
Serving clients in 9 locations:
★North San Mateo County Career Center
★North San Mateo County Medical Assistant Class
★Maple Street Correctional Center
★North Fair Oaks Career Center
★JobTrain HQ, Menlo Park
★East Palo Alto Career Center
Mountain View Culinary Arts Class★
San Jose Medical Assistant Class★
San Jose Career Center★
are extremely or very low income
have only a high school diploma
19%Rest of San Mateo County
Santa Clara County28%
East Palo Alto16%
Hispanic or Latino54%
10% Black / African American
2%Declined to answer
1%Middle Eastern / North Africa
1%Native American / Alaskan
As a child, I had a passion for
technology. JobTrain gave me the
opportunity to do what I love and fulfill a
childhood dream. I am able to make a positive
impact on someone's life through what I do and
serve the community. I have a stable job that offers a
work life balance, including time to advance my IT skills.
Information Technology (IT) Graduate
Where funds came from
9%Special Events & Corporations
How funds were used
5%Child Development Centers
8%Special Programs (Re-entry/Supportive Services)
Career Center/Counseling & Job Development31%
OF BENEFITS WAS RETURNED TO THE BAY AREA COMMUNITIES IN FY 2023
And over $79 million of benefits has returned to the communities in the last 5 years.
While working in the crowded aisles of a local grocery store, Alejandra often felt an unspoken longing.
Although she excelled as an Assistant Manager, she was frustrated by the low pay, erratic schedule,
and lack of passion for the work. "There's something better out there for me," she thought.
Her mind kept going back to high school when she spent countless days in the hospital with her
younger brother, who had been born with a heart defect. Those experiences in the hospital had left a
lasting impact on her, showing her how much a warm smile and a caring touch could matter. “I saw how the medical professionals cared for patients like my brother,” she reflects. “And I thought, that could be me. I could bring that same comfort, making them feel like somebody cares and is looking out for them.”
With this newfound clarity, Alejandra decided it was the right time to explore JobTrain’s Medical
Assistant Program. Alejandra thrived in JobTrain’s environment of hands-on training. The practical
experience was invaluable — from practicing EKGs to administering vaccinations. But what truly stood
out for her was the support she received from her instructors, especially Mrs. G. "I'd never had such a supportive teacher before," says Alejandra. She says Mrs. G believed in her even when she doubted herself, pushing her to excel and achieve her goals.
Alejandra now works as a medical assistant at Stanford Health Care. She recalls the time
when she donned her scrubs for the first time and saw the pride in her parents' eyes. When
Alejandra was a child, her family immigrated to the United States. She was the first
member of her family to graduate college, and now she was working in the medical field.
It wasn't just a uniform to them or to Alejandra; it symbolized the realization of dreams.
With a hint of relief in her voice, Alejandra shares. "I'm no longer living on a meager
salary. I have a stable income, I can save money, and it's comforting knowing I have a
purpose. I know I belong helping others.”
Alejandra reflects, “JobTrain completely turned my life around. I like my job now. It's given me a sense of satisfaction and pride in what I'm doing."
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