San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board
Workforce Investment Act Youth Program
Fact Sheet

The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board contracts with youth training providers to provide job training and life-skills programs for youth ages 14-24. Youth who face challenges to building a career may qualify to receive job training, education, mentoring and assistance with job placement through one of the contracted youth training providers. Help with gas cards, books, tools, bus passes and other support is also available.

Accomplishments:
• 2,915 youth were provided with paid summer work experiences in 2010.
• 1,800 youth in year round programs were helped with career counsel, tutoring and work readiness in 2010.
• The 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) placed 1,834 youth ages 14-24 into jobs with County employers where they trained and learned job skills.
• 1,900 youth attended Y4 Resource Fair and events including the Monster “Making It Count” workshops that helped participants identify future goals and develop realistic plans to achieve them, including Y4, a full-day conference that included young motivational speakers, a resource fair with employers and workshops.
• Launched www.sbcountyjobops.com to help youth become more aware of training programs and opportunities in local demand careers.
• Invested in a partnership with Alliance for Education to develop and launch an interactive online matrix of demand sectors.
• Collaborated with Alliance for Education to work with business and labor to enhance the relevance of academics to the workplace.

Results:
• 73% of 2010 participants were placed in jobs or educational programs.
• 62% attained a diploma or certificate.
• 66% realized gains in literacy and numeracy skills.
• $4.4 million funded work training for the County’s youth from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.

Youth Training Providers:
• Apple Valley Unified School District: High Desert, Apple Valley, Victorville and Hesperia.
• Career Institute: West End, Valley, Desert and Mountains.
• Chino Valley Unified School District: Chino, Chino Hills and Ontario.
• Colton Redlands Yucaipa ROP: Bloomington, Colton, East Highland, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Mentone, Redlands, Rialto and Yucaipa.
• Family Service Association: Adelanto
• Hesperia Unified School District: Hesperia, Victorville, Phelan, Adelanto and Apple Valley.
• Mental Health Systems: Needles
• Mojave River Academy: Barstow, Victorville and Adelanto.
• National Council of Negro Women Bethune Center: Rialto and surrounding cities.
• Operation New Hope: Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Upland, Fontana and Rialto.
• Provisional Accelerated Learning Center: Muscoy, San Bernardino and Rialto.

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.