WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Youth Programs and Services
Eligible youth, ages 16 to 24, can access a variety of career and educational services through WIOA funded programs. These services are designed to help enhance job skills, develop leadership qualities, explore career options, participate in adult and peer mentoring opportunities, and take advantage of work experiences.
Youth program providers, as listed below, meet specific criteria and requirements in order to receive allocated funds for these youth services. Direction and oversight for the funding allocations is provided by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.
To find out about eligibility criteria or WIOA program openings contact a San Bernardino County WIOA Youth Provider near you.
*Program openings are dependent upon individual provider capacity
2016 – 2018 Youth Program Providers
The youth program prepares youth for post-secondary educational opportunities or employment. The WIOA Program links academic and occupational learning. The WIOA program includes the following:
- Study Skills Training
- Adult Education Diploma, High School Diploma, and GED Attainment
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experience (Job Shadowing and Internships)
- Occupational Skills Training
- Leadership Development
- Guidance and Counseling Services
- Pre-vocational Skills Training
- Linkages to ROP, Workability, CALWORKS and local community college training
The Career Institute is a career, education, and life-planning organization. Our mission is to train students of all ages as they chart a course for their lives or refocus career direction. Students train and certify in an industry specific field, obtain employment, map out a plan for advancement in their education and develop leadership qualities that will lead them to a bright future. Much of our work is done with 18-24 year olds through the Federally Funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We also work with the County Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for all ages with specific training and a work experience only program. The main office is in Rancho Cucamonga with branch offices in Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Apple Valley and Barstow.
The CVUSD Move Forward Program provides assistance with completion of high school diploma or GED, vocational training opportunities, work readiness soft skills training, and paid work experience. Our job coaches provide on-going personalized mentoring and guidance to prepare individuals for the World of Work and assists them with entry into post-secondary education.
First Institute Training & Management, Inc. (FITM) equips young adults, ages 16-24, with the skills and confidence they need to get a job and pursue a career. FITM offers a Career Pathways Program in healthcare and in manufacturing. The goal of our program is permanent employment in a career track job with advancement opportunities. In addition, you will receive access and support in all of the fourteen (14) elements described under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Please contact us today so that together we may continue creating stronger communities across San Bernardino County, one job at a time.
Goodwill provides youth services in Victorville, our programs help guide youth on their way to becoming self-sufficient and productive community members by helping them earn a high school diploma or equivalent, transitioning them into higher education and placing them in employment. Our programs include work readiness training, on-the-job work experience, case/participant management, individual service strategy development, vocational training, mentoring, and leadership development. All of our services are provided to our youth at no cost to serve the community and to Transform Lives Through the Power of Work.
The purpose of the Hesperia Unified School District WIOA program is to create a broad range of career and educational choices for it participants. Our goal is to give out of school youth a positive career pathway so they can become contributing and productive residents of San Bernardino County. The Hesperia Unified School District WIOA program has, and will continue to be, an agency which provides school-to-work connections for 16-24 year olds.
Our mission is to provide adequate training and preparation for our students, thus enabling them to pass the national registry exam for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Furthermore, it is our mission to make our EMT training available to the student who may not have the financial means or general support to attempt such an endeavor. The Inland Empire Healthcare Training Institute will make available scholarships, general assistance, job training and internships to all students that qualify and exhibit the ability and desire to become a lifesaving Emergency Medical Technician.
The Inland Empire Job Corps is a Tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers. Job Corps is open to ages 16 through 24. The training programs are hands-on and take between 8 and 15 months to complete. Job Corps requires hard work, focus, commitment, and motivation. Job Corps graduates enter the workforce, join the military, or go on to higher education or an apprenticeship.
Our Steps for Success is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program that focuses on providing long-term academic and occupational learning opportunities for youth. Our goal is to increase employment and earnings by developing the work/ career potential that will prepare youth to effectively compete in the global economy. Steps to Success serves San Bernardino County youth (ages 17-21) in the Needles area. Youth must meet eligibility criteria, complete an application, and submit required documentation for eligibility.
Operation MONEY is an WIOA employment program designed for out-of-school young adults between the ages of 17 – 24 to provide individualized career mentoring and financial assistance to develop and jumpstart your life and career. By working one-on-one with an experienced Employment Placement Specialist, you can focus on career planning, employability and occupational skills training, work experience and leadership development. Visit us at http://www.cryrop.org/operation_money.php to learn more about how Operation MONEY can help you build a great future!
Provisional Educational Services, Inc. (PESI) is a is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) community based organization designed to offer a variety of educational programs and employment services through the Provisional Accelerated Learning (PAL) Center. The PAL Center is an equal opportunity program funded by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board providing employment skills training, vocational training, tutoring services, GED preparation or High School Diploma, and other opportunities for growth for youth ages 16 -24 residing in the City of San Bernardino. Vocational program offerings include: Automotive Repair, Retail/Customer Service, Medical Office, Office Skills, Construction, and Security.
What we do?
We recruit at-risk young adults who are motivated but lack the mentoring, direction and finances needed to get an education and find a job in an entry-level health career. They may be facing significant barriers to success such as homelessness, pregnancy, a disability, trauma or abuse – even those who may have a juvenile record. This two-year program offers training and support to prepare the participants for the healthcare workforce. We’ll focus on entry-level positions like Emergency Technicians, Medical Assistants or other certificate programs. We’ll help them reach their full potential through work-based-learning, useful field experience, training to enhance work ethic, and interactive workshops where they gain hands on experience in their desired healthcare field. We also provide support services to obtain their GED or High School diploma.
Youth Action Project
600 North Arrowhead Ave #208
San Bernardino, CA 92401
The Youth Action Project aims to empower youth and young adults in the development of the skills and habits needed to experience economic and social success.
Our vision is that of a comprehensive youth development system where ALL Youth Graduate high school, transition to higher education and enter meaningful and gainful employment or entrepreneurial ventures by age 25.
YAP has realized three elements of our visions thus far:
Young Leaders Incorporated (YLINC) is guided by a philosophy centered on “nothing about me without me” and is designed to ensure youth have an opportunity to sit at the decision-making table. Through YLINC, YAP’s aim is to increase student competency around leadership, youth voice and their ability to effectively engage their respective communities.
Young Scholars utilizes the positive peer influence of local college students as Academic Coaches to provide afterschool tutoring, life skills, college and career awareness for high school students. Through Young Scholars, YAP’s aim is to increase student competency in core academic content and 21st Century Themes.
Young Workers aims to increase the awareness of demand occupations and ensure that high school students have a career pathway plan that is based on their interest and talents. Students are also provided with practical ways to explore careers and entrepreneurial opportunities. Young Workers provides young adults with up to 900 hours of paid work experience with a goal to bridge skills gaps and solve classic soft skills deficiencies among young workers.