WHAT? Annual youth leadership event attended by 800 people from across San Bernardino County.

WHY? Y4 stands for “Why Youth? Why wait? Why now?  Why not? – Because the next generation is already here.” The event is for at-risk youth to celebrate launching careers and advancing education as they move through programs run by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

HOW? The event provides career guidance, promotes educational resources and highlights local job opportunities. There will be conference workshops and pep rallies. A resource fair will include representatives from local employers, public agencies, and vocational schools and colleges. Special guest speakers have been invited to provide motivational messages to the youth audience before a grand closing ceremony.

WHO:     Attended by youth who took part in programs run by the Workforce Investment Board and funded by the Workforce Investment Act.

WHEN:     Friday, November 21
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:      Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
CA 91764

“Y4 helps youth discover a passion and a future career by delivering information about prospects after graduation. The event prepares students for the future by offering youth participants new tools and information to prepare them for the next stage in their education and professional careers.  The event is truly ‘owned’ by the county’s young people and is both inspired and driven by youth.”Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director, San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

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.