Don Bosco Training Center ? San Jose, Inc. was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on September 6, 1995 by a group of Salesians of Don Bosco who set up a vocational training center for the marginalized youth of the Diocese of San Jose de Nueva Ecija. Its purposes, among others, are to establish, maintain and operate training centers that will provide technical and special vocational training to the poor, underprivileged but deserving youth especially those residing in San Jose, Nueva Ecija. The center started with General Electricity and General Machine Shop with about 25 trainees. The Automotive course was included after a year and with a TESDA grant, the Agricultural Mechanic course was added. The following years saw the enhancement of the Agricultural Mechanic course through the linkage program with the Consuelo Foundation and the Memorandum of Agreement with the mayor of the town of Llanera for the use of a piece of land for an Agri-Mechanical Service Center. Further, the center started accepting high school undergraduates who could obtain a secondary education diploma through the Accreditation and Equivalency Program (A & E). Electronic Skills (E-skills) was introduced in partnership with the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE). Evening classes for General Electrician and Automobile Mechanic were put up and eventually female trainees were accepted.
At present, the training center is operating with three programs: General Electrician, Automobile Mechanics and Agricultural Mechanics. Gearing towards self-employment, the center introduced entrepreneurship in the curriculum. The Enterprise Shelter, in a joint project with the Consuelo Foundation, was established to provide job or self-employment opportunities for skilled and experienced alumni.