Career Institute

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10722 Arrow Route

Suite 516

Rancho Cucamonga, CA



Tel: 909-481-0270

Fax: 909-481-3947



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The Hinkley Program is focused on paid work experience and career development activities for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in the Hinkley community and surrounding area.

Career Institute and Pacific Gas and Electric selects program participants to work in a paid work experience. Participants also receive training in career development, education planning, and life skill development. 


What is next?


Follow the application directions below:


  1. Complete the application (click to open) *indicate interest in Hinkley Program*

  2. Participate in a job interview. You will be contacted for the date, time and location. Please bring a current resume.

  3. The four selected participants are expected to participate in weekly training sessions related to career education and life planning held at Barstow Community College.

  4. Work hard to do your best at your job site.

  5. Turn your timesheet in every 2 weeks and get your paycheck!

What we are looking for...

Those who meet the eligibility requirements AND show motivation and interest by:


  • Timely submitting their application 

  • Attending the job interview with a current resume and dressed professionally.

  • Engaged in daily safety trainings and eventually capable of conducting the trainings

Landscape Maintenance Training Program


Duties Include: 


  • Landscape maintenance

  • Fence building and maintenance

  • Posting and installation of signage

  • Maintenance and installation of irrigation systems

  • General clean-up of litter and debris


May perform any combination of tasks using shovels, hoes, pruning shears, saws and ladders


Work Schedule Requirement: 


  • Monday through Thursday (30 hours a week) in the Hinkley area! 


Extras may include: 

  • Monthly career development activities and education planning 

  • Daily Safety Training to include: learning the fundamentals of safe work practices set forth by California Standards

  • Forklift Certification

  • First Aid Certification

  • OSHA Courses

  • Hazwhopper Certification


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Young adult between ages 18 and 24 living in Hinkley, Barstow or Lenwood area

  • Ability to understand and follow directions with a commitment to safety

  • Ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Have reliable transportation

  • Must be attending a post-secondary training program such as college, GED, etc.


Wage: You will be paid the currently minimum wage with possible increase related to performance.

Learn more by watching the video below!

Participant Toolbox

Below are some important tools you will use as a participant in the program.


Life Skills Projects


All participants are required to complete a varsity of listed Life Skills Projects with the guidance of their Mentor. Each project is designed to aid in grasping valuable life skills that will help in their future. Topics range from academic, to health to time management. The topics include:

1) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
2) Advancement Project
3) Becoming an Extraordinary Student
4) Building your Board of Directors
5) Career Research
6) Certification Financing Project
7) Certification Planning Project
8) Healthy Lifestyles

9) Job Search Project
10) Leadership Development
11) Making Decisions
12) Office Skills
13) Promotable Employee
14) Reading and Writing
15) Relationships and Communication
16) Renting an Apartment
17) Time Management

The Life Skills Project can be accessed here.  This page is password protected.  Please ask your Mentor if you need the password.

Need more information?

(909) 731-8238


This program is administered by Career Institute

Supervised by: Jessica Bails, Jim Parrish, Keith Widener and Iain Baker

Funded by: Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Click here to watch a video on the Hinkley Program from PG&E
Click here to read an article from PG&E about the beginnings of Hinkley Training Program.