It has been
my pleasure to meet with many people in JobTrain family over the past six
months. Everyone tells me how important
it is for our community and our country to find ways to sustain and grow
JobTrain’s reach and impact to help bridge the opportunity divide. 
As we
consider how to meet this growing need, we have been looking at organizations
throughout the Bay Area and across the country that work to help people seeking
employment. What we’ve found won’t surprise
our long-time supporters. There are
unique qualities about JobTrain’s programs and services that contribute to our
students’ success. These include the
broad scope of our training and supportive services, working with people
without a high school diploma and training people currently in jail through San
Mateo County’s work furlough program. We
truly help those most in need to succeed.
As we begin
the countdown to our 50th Anniversary,
we are considering how we can build on JobTrain’s unique services and impact,
and find new paths to sustainability by collaborating with potential partners
in the US and internationally.
In order to
accomplish these goals, we’d like to get your candid opinions on the questions
in JobTrain’s “Building the Future”
survey. Your input will help guide us in
developing our strategic and action plans. 
We anticipate this survey will take you 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses will be used for research
purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential. 
To take this survey, please click HEREPlease note: The deadline for completing
this survey has been extended to Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Our students
and our community are counting on you. If you would like to contact me directly, I’m always happy to hear from
you. Thank you very much for your time!