JobTrain is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and training institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Each of JobTrain’s programs combines vocational training, academics, and essential skills development, preparing students to turn their lives around—from unemployment and poverty to success and self-sufficiency. Strong partnerships with employers ensure that students receive the training they need for employment so that businesses can find motivated workers who are well trained for their jobs. For almost 50 years, JobTrain has been adapting to meet current employment needs. Since its inception, more than 185,000 low-income individuals and their families have benefited from JobTrain’s programs.
JobTrain partners with a network of corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations focused on economic development, workforce, and quality of life issues. San Mateo County contracts with JobTrain to operate the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop Center. A Single Stop office, located at JobTrain, assists clients in obtaining eligible benefits (such as food stamps, medical insurance and unemployment insurance), and offers free tax preparation, financial counseling, and legal assistance.