MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Santa and his helpers will pay an early visit to JobTrain on December 19 where he will distribute gifts to kids whose unemployed parents are pursuing vocational training and employment assistance. Parents who cannot afford the added expense of the holidays will now appreciate watching their children enjoy a Christmas filled with toys and holiday cheer. Children's wish lists are being granted by donations from community partners and JobTrain's Board of Directors . Hundreds of gifts and toys will be distributed to struggling families.
For nearly half a century, JobTrain has provided free vocational training and job placement services to more than 160,000 unemployed and underemployed Bay Area residents. JobTrain proves that the best social service program in the world is a job. And on December 19 th, JobTrain also will prove that there's more to life than work when they transform the training facility into a magical Winter Wonderland for their students' children.
JobTrain's corporate supporters are key partners in Winter Wonderland. Between TE Connectivity, Hewlett-Packard and JobTrain's board, all JobTrain children will have their Holiday wishes granted. Others who are contributing to day-of festivities and gifts are San Mateo Credit Union, The Four Seasons Hotel, Slingshot Connections, Bay Network, and Crescent Alliance Group.EVENT TIME: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm PRESS PHOTO OPP: 3:15 pm WHERE: JobTrain, 1200 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park CA CONTACT: KAIL LUBARSKY @ 650.330.6569 or 408.439.9121 About JobTrainJobTrain transforms lives and communities in Silicon Valley. Since 1965, JobTrain has helped more than 160,000 men and women reclaim their lives from welfare, incarceration and unemployment by preparing them for successful careers in high-demand and emerging fields. JobTrain, formerly OICW, transforms personal motivation into cutting edge skills that are the foundation for self-sufficiency and self-esteem. In addition to vocational training, JobTrain helps students attain a high school diploma or GED and computer literacy. Students benefit from one-on-one counseling, Lifeskills and employability training and are linked with important services such as housing, transportation and childcare. JobTrain maintains 75% placement rates. JobTrain transforms lives. SOURCE JobTrain