WHAT: Media is invited to attend Y4, an annual conference for San Bernardino County youth who are enrolled in County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment funded job training programs. Y4 offers youth participants a day of motivational presentations, career building workshops and opportunities to meet with local employers. Approximately 600 youth, ages 17-21 will attend to celebrate their accomplishments in training programs and be introduced to new resources to help them move forward into careers.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board youth training programs are available to help youth who face obstacles such as poverty, parenting or other life challenges that would prevent them from building a career. The programs, aimed at youth ages 17-21, provide education, mentoring and job skills training to better prepare them for their future career.

Monster.com and the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour will present breakout workshops which will include topics such as job interviewing, finding and keeping a job, and diversity in the workplace. A resource fair will feature local employers willing to give mock job interviews or answer questions about their industry. In addition to the employers, several public agencies, vocational schools and colleges will be available.

Y4 is hosted by County of San Bernardino Chair and Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, Vice-Chairman and First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, Third District Supervisor Neil Derry, and Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt, in partnership with the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County.

This event is not open to the public but media is invited to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: San Bernardino International Airport
Million Air Hangar
295 N. Leland Norton Way
San Bernardino, Calif. 92408

About the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County
The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County (WIB) is comprised of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors.  The Workforce Investment Board strives to strengthen the skills of the County’s workforce through partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors is committed to providing county resources, which generate jobs and investment.

The Workforce Investment Board, through the County of San Bernardino’s Economic Development Agency and Workforce Development Department, operates the County of San Bernardino’s three America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC). The AJCCs provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The AJCCs also support and provide services to the County’s businesses, including employee recruitment and business retention programs.

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit www.csb-win.org. Also follow us on: Facebook www.facebook.com/SBWIB Twitter @InlandEmpireJob; and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/SBCountyWIB.