JobTrain, Inc.

Your Pathway to a Successful Future

aka OICW   |   Menlo Park, CA   |
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JobTrain, Inc.

EIN: 94-1712371


JobTrain is committed to helping those who are most in need to succeed. Our purpose is to improve the lives of people in our community through assessment, job skills training, and high potential career placement. We serve people throughout San Mateo County, CA. and surrounding counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.

Notes from the nonprofit

JobTrain is founded on a belief in the potential of every human being. We believe that through training, skills development, encouragement and inspiration, people will be empowered to become self-supporting and thriving members of society.

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President and CEO

Mr. Barrie Hathaway

Main address

1200 O'Brien Drive

Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA

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Formerly known as

Opportunities Industrialization Center-West



Subject area info

Vocational education

Adult education

Alumni relations

Out-of-school learning


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Population served info

Children and youth



Economically disadvantaged people


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NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

JobTrains 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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Vocational Training

JobTrain's career training programs emphasize vocations in high-demand industries with career ladders and job benefits that lead to long-term financial stability. All JobTrain students receive job readiness and life skills training that orient them to work cultures and habits for success. Full time courses are generally 11 weeks. Clinical work and internships in some programs may extend the length of the program. Career offerings: Building Maintenance/HVAC; Culinary Arts; Certified Nursing Assistant; IT Service and Support; IT Automation with Python (Advanced IT); Medical Assistant; and Project Build: Carpenters Pre-Apprenticeship.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

JobTrain provides full-time career training, skills upgrade services and job placement. We also have an on-site Resource Center that provides a variety of employment services, including free computers, phones, and fax machines, assessments, life skills/job readiness workshops, employer presentations, and assistance with resumes and job searches.

After assessment, individuals may be referred to JobTrain for training or other services. Each vocational student receives one-on-one support from a counselor who helps them navigate their individual challenges.  Counselors help clients identify career goals and establish plans for achieving their goals, match students with job openings, and provide job search and job preparation support. Counselors follow up with students after placement in case they need additional support to successfully retain their jobs. JobTrain also assists employers who are seeking qualified individuals for their job openings. JobTrain also assists employers who are seeking qualified individuals for their job openings.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Skills upgrade training prepares students for success in career training and advancing their careers. Upgrade training provides flexible access to skills and knowledge that enables individuals to secure better jobs and remain competitive in the job market. Offerings include GED preparation, Academic Skills for Employment (including vocational math for specific industries), and English as a Second Language. Classes are scheduled during the day time and evenings.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

JobTrain offers a host of programs for at-risk youth ages 16-24 years who are no longer in school and looking for ways to upgrade their skills or learn new ones in our career training classes. Youth Services also provides support, resources, and guidance to achieve education and career goals, which can include: Improving basic skills (i.e. math and reading); Gaining work experience; Attaining high school diploma/GED; Pursuing higher education and/or career training; Job placement and follow up.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

JobTrain’s Child Development Center provides services that go well beyond simply day care.  Our caring, experienced and dedicated staff uses an Emergent curriculum, which is designed to accommodate differences in children's learning styles and to nurture and stimulate their intellectual and emotional development.  In addition to classroom work, the children attend field trips, and are visited by community agencies such as  local Fire and Police departments. JobTrain's Child Development Center staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality care in order to prepare children for the challenges of kindergarten, elementary school and beyond. Our center is fully licensed by the state and is a valuable resource for our clients and the community.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

The Supportive Services Center assists individuals and families enroll in public benefits (i.e. Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh). The Center also refers people to needed legal, housing and child-care services.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


Title IV Accreditation (6-year term) 2016

Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)

Focus on Learning Accreditation (renewal, 6-year term) 2005

Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)

J. Russell Kent Award 2013

San Mateo County School Board Association

Affiliations & memberships

OIC America 1965

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce 2022

South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 2022

Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce 2022

San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth, Immigrants and migrants, Incarcerated people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Vocational Training

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

In Fiscal Year 2019 the average hourly wage was $22.65 per hour.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth, Immigrants and migrants, Incarcerated people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Vocational Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

In FY 2019, 397 clients enrolled full-time career training.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Father John Sweeny founded Opportunities Industrialization Center West (OICW) in 1965 to address the unemployment and poverty in his East Palo Alto community. For 58 years, JobTrain (formerly known as OICW) has been helping individuals break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives by providing the job training and life skills they need to succeed.

Since the organization began, over 195,000 people have benefited from JobTrain's programs. JobTrain's career training programs and educational services provide youth and adults with the opportunity to gain job skills, further their education, and improve their lives for the long-term.

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%.

Strategy 1 - Provide quality career training that leads to career placements in areas of high growth employment.

Strategy 2 - Provide Essential Skills training/counseling designed to prepare clients for long term professional and personal success.

Strategy 3 - Maintain connectivity with clients after they leave JobTrain.

Strategy 4 - Community Partner Eco-System Development

Strategy 5 - Define and Implement JobTrains Role in Policy and Systems Change

Core assets:

1. Providing services since 1965, JobTrain has a successful track record of serving low income communities. The organization is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is respected as a quality service-provider by the community, employers and funders.

2. JobTrain excels at evaluating and adapting to the job marketplace, developing training classes that meet both client needs and projected employment demands.

3. Experienced, dedicated staff, with an average tenure of 9 years. A committed, all-volunteer Board is active in fundraising and strategic planning.

4. Approximately 25% of JobTrain staff are JobTrain graduates, which illustrates the power of our training programs and also helps JobTrain to continue to stay relevant to the needs of clients.

To leverage resources, JobTrain collaborates with local nonprofit organizations, community groups and cities in San Mateo County. JobTrain's Supportive Services Center assists individuals and families with obtaining benefits such as Cal Fresh, (formerly known as food stamps), medical insurance, childcare, financial counseling and legal assistance. EDD (Employment Development Department) also have sites at JobTrain, providing community members with additional job resources.

Our long term goal is to expand training and support programs to serve more clients, with the result that peoples lives are transformed from unemployment and poverty to sustainable employment and financial stability. By empowering people to gain job skills, education and life skills, individuals can provide for themselves and their families, and become engaged in their community.

Our specific outcome goals (85% of students complete training and 75% are placed in employment) illustrate the progress we are making towards the overall goal. Our trainings are full-time, quality classes in high-potential career fields, which results in changing people's lives for the long-term.

One obstacle is insufficient funding to provide services to the large number of people who need job training and support. To address this need, JobTrain works to maintain a diversified funding base, with support from grants, individuals and businesses.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.04 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 26% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

JobTrain, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of JobTrain, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $310,954 -$346,185 $318,790 $1,854,062 $1,044,593
As % of expenses 5.5% -6.5% 5.3% 26.4% 12.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $16,170 -$586,223 $188,638 $1,714,210 $915,138
As % of expenses 0.3% -10.5% 3.1% 23.9% 11.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,030,843 $4,961,995 $6,266,795 $9,070,431 $8,949,079
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.4% -17.7% 26.3% 44.7% -1.3%
Program services revenue 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 26.1% 25.7% 29.5% 26.1% 38.3%
All other grants and contributions 70.3% 68.9% 63.7% 62.1% 52.8%
Other revenue 3.3% 4.8% 6.2% 11.7% 8.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $5,682,149 $5,351,718 $5,978,905 $7,025,374 $8,142,104
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.3% -5.8% 11.7% 17.5% 15.9%
Personnel 67.3% 72.4% 74.0% 75.2% 77.3%
Professional fees 5.2% 4.0% 6.0% 5.5% 6.4%
Occupancy 3.7% 5.1% 5.1% 4.6% 4.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.0% 0.7% 1.3% 2.0% 1.5%
All other expenses 22.7% 17.7% 13.6% 12.7% 10.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,976,933 $5,591,756 $6,109,057 $7,165,226 $8,271,559
One month of savings $473,512 $445,977 $498,242 $585,448 $678,509
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $745,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $267,032 $528,693 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $6,450,445 $6,037,733 $6,874,331 $9,024,367 $8,950,068

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.7 1.6 5.6 5.9 9.1
Months of cash and investments 6.6 5.7 8.6 8.8 16.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.4 1.8 3.2 3.7 4.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,302,011 $694,713 $2,790,509 $3,466,215 $6,152,635
Investments $1,828,366 $1,851,474 $1,495,474 $1,663,807 $5,347,678
Receivables $495,669 $552,025 $382,633 $829,092 $1,070,231
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,592,649 $6,601,455 $6,868,487 $7,275,988 $7,376,221
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 69.3% 72.8% 71.9% 68.1% 69.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 17.2% 17.3% 36.2% 26.2% 54.3%
Unrestricted net assets $2,881,558 $2,295,335 $2,483,973 $4,198,183 $5,113,321
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,812,666 $1,769,128 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,812,666 $1,769,128 $1,738,228 $1,929,223 $1,691,605
Total net assets $4,694,224 $4,064,463 $4,222,201 $6,127,406 $6,804,926

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and CEO

Mr. Barrie Hathaway

Barrie, CEO and President, joined JobTrain in 2019. Prior experience includes Executive Director of The Stride Center since 2004, where he achieved significant growth and developed a reputation as an effective and forward-thinking leader, The Stride Center was selected as a Tipping Point Grantee, similar to JobTrain. Prior to the Stride Center, Barrie worked at Bay Area tech companies, including Sun Microsystems. Barrie has made a name for himself in workforce circles in the Bay Area as well as in the nonprofit community. Under his leadership, JobTrain has expanded services and its geographic reach.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

JobTrain, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Dan Finnigan


Term: 2022 - 2025

Isaiah Vi

Information Technology Analyst - San Mateo County & JobTrain Graduate

Ellen Eder

Oracle, , Vice President

Bruce Harrison

President, SV Development, El Camino Hospital

Dan Finnegan

Retired CEO, Jobvite

Brian Beattie

Retired CFO, Synopsys

Anjali Anagol-Subbarao


Juanita Croft

Educational Technology Consultant/Teacher

Jackie Ishimaru-Gachina

CEO, Gachina Landscaping

Alex Holt

Global Head Telecoms, KPMG

Mayuresh Kulkarni

Senior Mgr., Search and Sensei

Jennifer Moceri


Kim Lopez

Int. President Canada College

Richard Leong

VP of Colleague Exp. & Technology; VMWare

Misti Sangani

Managing Dir., Sr. Philanthropic Strategist, Bk of America

Cecilia Taylor

Menlo Park City Council & Ex. Director Belle Haven Human Services

Orlando White

Head of Com. Dev. in N. America; Linkedin

Jim Dell

Principal at PwC

Emma Gordon

Senior Director, Learning and Talent Development for Stanfords Residential & Dining Enterprises and HR consultant for Stanfords School of Medicine

Siddharth Mundra

Assistant Treasurer at Google

Frank Quintanar

service department manager, J&J Air

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/13/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.