JobTrain was founded 51 years ago to address the lack of job opportunities and poverty in East Palo Alto, CA. Since then, JobTrain has grown from providing one typing class to the local community into a premier workforce development agency that serves San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County and Alameda County. Through JobTrain’s career training, job placement and support services, people are able transform their lives from poverty and unemployment to financial stability and sustainable careers. Since its inception, more than 190,000 low-income individuals have benefited from JobTrain’s programs. The majority of people who JobTrain serves have minimal skills, are often working 2 minimum wage jobs or are unemployed. To address this challenge, JobTrain provides accredited job training programs and the opportunity to earn college credits, providing career pathways to middle income jobs.