Hewlett-Packard the multinational information technology corporation and one of the world’s largest IT companies in the world – is equally dedicated to building successful community relationships. In fact in 1994, founding partner David Packard gifted $1M towards the purchase of JobTrain’s current building.
Nearly two decades later, HP is still investing time, energy and resources to helping Silicon Valley residents improve their lives through programs and services offered at JobTrain.
On July 15, 2011, Hewlett-Packard hosted job readiness workshops exclusively for JobTrain. Students gained practical skills in financial workshops and learned both how to open a checking account and create a budget. During the one-on-one sessions with their HP mentors, students benefitted from simulated job interviews and received expert advice on improving their resumes. And just when students thought their day couldn't get any better – Hewlett Packard surprised them all with raffling signature laptops, tablets and gift cards for JobTrain.
The sense of excitement and appreciation was evident by the smiles on everyone’s face – HP mentors and JobTrain students alike.
“Working with JobTrain provides the students with the confidence and tools to help them succeed in this competitive job market and also providesour HP colleagues with the emotional satisfaction of giving back to our communities and taking pride in the success of others.” - Liza Sichon, VP HR Transformation, Communications & Operations at HP.