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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wanted: Participants for Career Day at Colton Middle School

coltonjointunifiedThe Colton Joint Unified School District is looking for people interested in presenting to students for Career Day at Colton Middle School on March 17, 2015.

The district would like to provide students with information on a variety of career options to use as tools for planning for their future. Past guests have always had a great time at this event and enjoyed sharing their careers with our students.

By participating, you can increase student and parent awareness of your services.

Presentations will consist of five to six 35-minute discussions to groups of 20-36 students regarding your professional field including time for question and answers. Feel free to bring any media such as video, PowerPoints, pictures and slideshows, visuals or other items to display. Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast and a complimentary lunch.

The event will be held at Colton Middle School, 670 Laurel Street in Colton on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Email Veronica Rodriguez at or call (909) 580-5009 ext. 3628 to respond to this invitation.

Morongo Basin Education Summit on March 6

copper mountain collegeCopper Mountain College invites the Morongo Basin community, teachers, instructors, educational leaders, business leaders and resource managers to the first Basin Wide Education Summit on March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bell Center Community Room.

The Summit supports the San Bernardino County Office of Education’s Cradle to Career Initiative for Student Success.

The Summit hopes to establish basin-wide priorities, strategies, and networks for creating a cohesive K-16 “Cradle to Career” approach to educational success and new levels of collaboration between Copper Mountain College, community and educational partners.

Diane “Di” Strachan, the director of Positive Futures, will facilitate the Summit. She has provided 25 years of city, county, state, and national development and marketing services, leadership training, along with successful development facilitation for communities in transition. She has helped tackle tough community college issues and worked with UC Santa Cruz along with hundreds of small businesses and resource agency managers throughout rural California.

Please don’t forget to RSVP your space to Jolie Alpin at

Fontana Community Cabinet holds inaugural meeting

Students from A.B. Miller High School in Fontana came to the event to interview, videotape and photograph participants.

More than 100 people participated in the Fontana Unified School District’s first community cabinet meeting on February 11, which was held at the district’s adult school site.

Fontana Superintendent Leslie Boozer and her executive cabinet members introduced themselves and shared their outlook on increasing academic success for students throughout the district.

The community cabinet plans to meet quarterly with the next scheduled meeting on May 20. For more information about the group, email

Cucamonga Valley Water continues successful internship program

cucamongavalleywaterLast spring, the Cucamonga Valley Water District and San Bernardino Valley College partnered up to offer a unique student internship program.

The internship allows students to earn one school credit for each 60 hours volunteered with the water district. Each internship session lasts 18 weeks and allows students to learn about the water utility industry.

So far, 28 interns have completed the program and five more are scheduled to start next semester.

The internship was developed as an applied field training course to augment the Water Supply Technology Program offered at San Bernardino Valley College. Interns use the classroom knowledge they gain at the college and apply it to their internship at the water district, rotating through the Water Maintenance, Sewer Maintenance, Field Service, Engineering, Production, and Treatment divisions.

According to the water district, the internship is offered twice a year. Participants come from a wide variety of age groups and backgrounds; many work full-time elsewhere and are looking to enter the water industry. This program affords them the opportunity to earn their internship hours through flexible scheduling, including weekdays, weekends, evenings, and days off, while still working at their current job.

Participants must be currently enrolled in one of the San Bernardino Valley College Water Supply Technology Certificate Programs. If you are interested in participating in this internship opportunity, contact the SBVC Department Chair Achala Chatterjee at (909)384-8507/ or visit

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