This special program is for youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who live in San Bernardino County and is funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Each qualifying participant is assigned a Career Mentor who is their personal mentor and guide through the process of identifying a career path, obtaining life skills and certifications, job placement and paid work experience. They also assist participants in enrolling in college and other post secondary training programs. The program is FREE to all who qualify.
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Do you qualify? Each participant must meet certain requirements or "barriers." Click here to find out if you qualify.
What its all about...
Great! You meet the barrier requirements.
Your next step is to take a career assessment by clicking on the below link. This will help determine your career interests and goals!
Your next step is to fill out an interest application
A Career Mentor will contact you within 2-5 business days after you submit your application to set up a phone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview. Please bring your career assessment results with you to the interview.
Life Skills Projects
As part of the WIOA Youth Program, all participants are required to complete the listed Life Skills Projects with the guidance of their Mentor. Each project is designed to aid in grasping valuable life skills that will help every student 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) Interview in Progress
10) Job Search Project
11) Leadership Development
12) Leadership Life Skills
13) Making Decisions
14) Office Skills
15) Promotable Employee
16) Reading and Writing
17) Reducing College Stress and Anxiety
18) Relationships and Communication
19) Renting an Apartment
20) SMART Goals
21) Time Management
The Life Skills Project can be accessed here. This page is password protected. Please ask your Mentor if you need the password.
As part of the WIOA program, we will place you in a job training position to help you gain skills and experience while earning money and building your resume. Learn more!
College Mentoring and Internship Program
Our College Mentoring Program helps College driven students attain PAID work experience as they are mentored through the College experience.
Certification Training Programs
You will have the opportunity to get trained, acquire skills and get certified in a specific industry where you can begin a career path to a brighter future! Click here to explore trainings available
As Employers in the WIOA program, you will work closely with our staff in monitoring the work experience of our program participants. It's a win, win!