JobTrain’s Inaugural
Economic Opportunity Awards 2017

Nomination Deadline 12/15/16

JobTrain’s Inaugural Economic Opportunity Awards program will highlight companies in the San Francisco Bay Area who have taken action to bridge the opportunity divide.   Awards will be given to companies whose hiring practices and programs encourage the success of people who are talented and skilled but who may not have the benefit of extensive education or have barriers to employment.  (The nomination form is below. For more about criteria, please see Criteria tab.)

The Awards will go to companies in the 5 Bay Area Counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. Eighteen (18) nominee finalist companies will be chosen, and six awards will be given to large, mid-size, and emerging companies.  In each category, there will be a technology and non-technology company winner.  The Economic Opportunity Awards will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16th at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, from 6 pm – 8:30 pm.  Winners will be announced and honored at the event.  (For sponsorship information and tickets, please see the Sponsorship tab.

Nominee finalists and awardees will be chosen by two distinguished panels of Bay Area leaders.  To learn more about them, please see Panelists tab.

If you have questions, please contact us at awards@jobtrainworks.org

(The nomination form is below – please make sure to click the SUBMIT button after you complete the form).

 

Criteria

These are the following criteria, which align with the questions set in the nomination form:

  • Innovative hiring practices – providing opportunities to those who do not have university or college degrees, being formerly incarcerated, at-risk-individuals, homeless populations, etc.
  • Providing livable wages – offering innovative practices or initiatives that are working towards providing livable wages and opportunity for middle-income jobs that correspond to the Bay Area’s cost-of-living
  • Promoting economic opportunity – developing pathways for the non-traditional applicant (e.g. providing internships to enable individuals to gain employment experience, supporting employees to learn a skill or take college classes, etc.).

 

Our nominations and selection process was developed to provide the widest possible lens as we determine which companies will be highlighted as examples of excellence in providing economic opportunities in the Bay Area. JobTrain is honored to have such a distinguished and thoughtful group of panelists.

Our nominations and selection panels are separate, in an effort to ensure that our process is as independent as possible and that both nominees and finalists are chosen on the merits of the opportunities they offer to expand economic opportunity in the Bay Area.

Nominations Panel
Our distinguished nominations panel represent an amazing breadth of experience and understanding of both the local business environment and the talent and potential of when those with barriers to employment find opportunity. The panel will be reviewing the nominations to choose the 18 finalists.
To read more about our Nominations Panel, please click here.

Selections Panel
Our selections panel includes luminaries from some of the Bay Area’s most important institutions and all have shown a particular interest in the importance of addressing economic opportunity in the Bay Area. The panel will review our 18 finalists, and choose the 6 winners who will be announced at the Awards event in February.
To read more about Selections Panel, please click here

JobTrain is proud to announce that the SF Chronicle is the Media Sponsor for the event, and LinkedIn is the Founding Sponsor.  The following sponsorships opportunities are still available:

Economic Opportunity Leader – $10,000

In recognition of this $10,000 sponsorship:

  • The company will have the opportunity to encourage nominees amongst its community and to publicize and share articles about the innovative nominees and award winners.
  • The company will have its name featured in the event program and on-screen at the event.
  • Name featured in posts on JobTrain’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We have over 2,000 followers on Facebook.
  • Name and logo featured on JobTrain’s website (over 2,000 distinct hits per month), with a link to information about the event, and in our newsletter. Our 4,000 plus readership includes all of our supporters and donors, which include some of the largest corporate groups and philanthropists in the Bay Area.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, as a media sponsor for the event, will both advertise and highlight the achievements of sponsors and winners through their large online and print presence.
  • Table for 10.

Community Builder – $5,000

In recognition of this $5,000 sponsorship:

  • The company will have its name featured in the event program.
  • Name featured in posts on JobTrain’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We have over 2,000 followers on Facebook.
  • Name featured on JobTrain’s website (over 2,000 distinct hits per month), with a link to information about the event, and in our newsletter. Our 4,000 plus readership includes all of our supporters and donors, which include some of the largest corporate groups and philanthropists in the Bay Area.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, as a media sponsor for the event, will both advertise and highlight the achievements of sponsors and winners through their large online and print presence.
  • Table for 10.

 

For information on Sponsorship please contact us at awards@jobtrainworks.org or (650) 330-6469.

Ticket Information

Individual tickets are $125 each and a table for 10 is $1,000.  Purchase tickets directly at this link

To apply: Please complete the below nomination form and provide specific examples as part of the nomination.

Nomination Form


To recognize the work of businesses chosen, all CEOs of finalists will be honored at the event.


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Reason for Nominating: (Please fill out all that apply)

Please state specific examples of how this company has helped to bridge the economic divide through their employment practices, promote hiring locally, and/or provide opportunities for those with barriers to employment as described above. (2500 characters maximum)

2500

Please describe the company’s innovative practices or initiatives that are working towards providing livable wages and opportunity for middle-income jobs. (2500 characters maximum)

2500

Please share a story that illustrates the company’s commitment to building economic opportunity. (2500 characters maximum)

2500

For questions, sponsorship, and ticket information please contact us at awards@jobtrainworks.org or (650) 330-6469.
Winners will be announced at our Economic Opportunity Awards Celebration on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA.