The mission of the San Bernardino Center to provide educational, occupational and career
services to the City of San Bernardino. We have partnered with the Inland Career Education
Center (ICEC), local employers and educational institutions to expand our services for young adults between the ages of 18-24 who want short-term training and desire enrollment in a post-secondary experience to gain the necessary knowledge and skills for success.
San Bernardino Office:
San Bernardino, CA
ICEC Office: 909-388-6000 ext. 234
WIOA Program (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
Ongoing enrollment 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 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 the center to make an appointment for an interview. Click here for WIOA resources. As part of the WIOA program you will learn life skills, finance management, customer service skills and how to get and keep an amazing job!
Career Readiness Pathways
Meet our Mentors
Thalia Garibay earned her Masters in College Counseling and Student Development Azusa Pacific University in 2016. She holds an Associates in Science and Associates in Arts in Liberal Arts Studies from Pasadena City College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from CSULA. She is currently a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Counselor at Chaffey College where she assists students in navigating the college system, and helping them reach their academic, personal, and career goals. As a Career Mentor for Career Institute, her goal is to help individuals in the community find their passion, and navigate their career options for personal growth and future opportunities. Her goal is to educate students, provide students with endless support and resources, and instill leadership in students.
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Business and Computer Education
Business and Computer Education courses assist students with acquiring the skills necessary for a career in today’s office and give you a competitive edge in the job market.
General Education Test Preparation
The standards are based on high school graduate skills in the areas of reading, writing, math, social studies, and science.
High School Diploma
Assessment of High School credits and placement in classes leading to a High School Diploma.
Certified Nursing Assistant
This class covers patient care skills and procedures in long-term care facilities. Students are prepared for state certification testing as Certified Nursing Assistants.
Certified Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant program provides entry-level training needed to work in a doctor’s office or clinic. This comprehensive Medical Assistant program prepares the student to work in the Administrative (front) office or Clinical (back) office. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a 160-hour externship in a local medical office after completing the program.
Customer Service Certification
12 hours of training from a curriculum prepared by the National Retail Federation. Passing an internet based test produces an industry recognized certification recognized by employers.
This class reviews basic math problems and techniques, including conversions and ratios that are required of healthcare professionals and is a Prerequisite for the VN program.
Acquire the ability to read, write, and understand medical terms and their relationship to body systems, diseases, and diagnoses. This course is a Prerequisite for the VN program.
Additional Career Development Services:
Georgia joined Career Institute staff in July of 2014. She graduated from Chaffey College with her Associates in University Studies and Social Behaviors, and California State University San Bernardino with her Bachelor in Psychology. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, at the University of La Verne. As a former student of Career Institute, she knows firsthand the positive influence and life changing experiences Career Institute provides for our students.
Paid Work Experience:
Students receive assistance with getting a job to develop skills to prepare them for the workforce. Students work individually with a Career Mentor and get placed in "Work Experience" where they will have the chance to sharpen their skills and enhance their resume.