WIOA Program (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

Ongoing enrollment now for the WIOA program starts in July for young adults ages 18 to 24 . This is a grant/scholarship opportunity provided to young adults who have completed high school and who have faced or are facing certain challenges or obstacles in their lives which may be preventing them from moving forward into the world of education and/or a career. A series of short, certificated courses are provided, and one longer, job-related class.  Students receive stipends for completing courses and homework projects.  There are paid and unpaid work experience opportunities available locally after completing courses and passing final exams. Students are accepted based on qualifying ‘barriers’ and motivation/dedication to overcoming challenges. Call center to make an appointment for an interview. Click here for more WIOA info.  As part of the WIOA program you will learn life skills, how to manage your financescustomer service skills and how to land an amazing job!

Hospitality Certification

Are you interested in a dynamic career in the Hospitality Industry?  We offer a 10-week course that prepares you for employment in Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, and more.  Click here for more information!

Lake Arrowhead

Office: (909) 744-8083


Programs and Services

Meet our Mentor:


The mission of the Lake Arrowhead Center is to support youth ages 18-24 as they seek lasting, fulfilling employment. Here we specialize in the finance and hospitality vocational fields, and provide Customer Service. We seek to support our participants as they grow and find their niche.

Jackee Benson
Career Mentor    

Jackee attended college at Brigham Young University until she furthered her career as a National Certified Pharmacy Technician. Now in her 33 rd year in Pharmacy, she has taught over 8 years as a postsecondary instructor and then 4 years as Director of Education for the International Education Corporation. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Jackee is intent on success, having owned and operated her own business in Real Estate. Jackee is excited to bring her talents and experience to be working alongside the dedicated professionals at Career Institute. Jackee and her husband remain enamored by the beautiful mountains and wonderful community in which they live. She is dedicated to be working beside our local youth and community to develop partnerships in developing and nurturing a solid foundation for their academic and professional future.

Leadership Connection

This program aims to assist young participants in making true connections with businessmen, entrepreneurs, and government leaders in the community.  This is a wonderful opportunity to pick their brains, get an up-close look behind the scenes of local businesses.  Click here to learn more!

Paid Work Experience

We not only help you with the skills needed to get a job, we help you GET A JOB using those skills.  You will work individually with a Career Mentor and get placed in what we call a "Work Experience" where you will have the chance to sharpen your skills and enhance your resume. Hey, you might even get paid! To learn more about Work Experience with Career Institute, click here.

Lake Arrowhead Success Stories

Here is what Jacob Bills
has to say about his experience 
with Career Institute....

Life can often throw your life off its course, in which I felt it had with mine. While working with the Career Institute, I was able to find my passion for a rewarding career in dentistry. They were able to help me with career planning and life skill training that has given me a greater perspective into my life and my families’ lives. I am going to college to become a dentist, that way I will be able to provide for my wife and daughter, while helping others!  I have also had the opportunity to receive two scholarships from the Success Institute which has helped me with my schooling.  I am grateful for the support and guidance of my mentor in helping me find my new direction. I am on my journey to personal success!  Thank You Career Institute!

Read about Anthony Mello's Journey in our program.....

n just two years after graduating from High School, my life has changed. I was unsure what I was going to do once I graduated from high school, or where to go for guidance. I am fortunate to have participated in the Career Institute, in which my mentor helped me to focus on my love for animals, and that I could have a career in the field of interest. I was able to get training and work experience as an Animal Groomer.  I am an entrepreneur, and I am now a business owner in animal and dog grooming.  I have plans to one day by a large van to become a mobile dog groomer, and expand my business from there. This has been a fun and exciting opportunity for me. I have realized that I can be good at anything I am willing to put my mind to and work for to fulfilling my career goals. Thank you Career Institute!

Seminars and Workshops on Employment Development, Job Search Techniques, & Related Topics

  • Provided on site throughout the year by county Workforce Development personnel.

  • Seminars and Workshops on resume writing, dressing for success, how to get through college without amassing a fortune in debt, public speaking, and more.

  • Provided by local business persons and our own area experts!

Strategies for College Success


The curriculum includes:


  • Learning strategies

  • Critical thinking

  • Choosing courses

  • Time management

  • Test taking

  • Note taking

  • Career preparation

  • Counselor advisement

  • Technology use


Who will benefit from this course?


  • High school students preparing for college, especially high school seniors.

  • Career Institute students who want to attend college and need to know how.

  • Anyone who wants to see what college is about and how to navigate the system.

  • Rim High School Graduated Seniors

As part of the course we will set you up with a College Specialist as part of our

College Guidance and Success Program. Ask your Mentor more about this program!


What is the cost and what does it cover?


  • The course fees, instructor fees, and text books are covered for current and follow-up Career Institute students.


What do I do next?


  • Call the Lake Arrowhead Center Career Institute at 909-744-8083!

Career Institute

Corporate Office


10722 Arrow Route

Suite 516

Rancho Cucamonga, CA



Tel: 909-481-0270

Fax: 909-481-3947



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