San Bernardino Community College District Honored for Job Readiness Curriculum

San Bernardino Community College District Honored for Job Readiness Curriculum

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Building Industry Association of Southern California Baldy View Chapter gives the San Bernardino Community College District the Good Government Award on Dec. 7 at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona. Pictured: former BIA Baldy View Chapter president Ali Sahabi, EDCT Foundation Director Ashley Gaines, SBCCD Workforce Development Director (Interim) Robert Lavesque, SBCCD Director of Marketing, Public Affairs and Government Relations Angel Rodriguez, SBCCD Workforce Development Manager (Interim) Deanna Khrebiel, SBCCD Associate Vice Chancellor Richard Galope, SBCCD Board of Trustees President Joseph Williams, SBCCD Trustee Frank Reyes, SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board Vice Chair Phillip Cothran and BIA Baldy View Chapter CEO Carlos Rodriguez. (Photo by Pablo Treto, SBCCD)

The Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California’s Baldy View Chapter recognized the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) for its creation and implementation of a program designed to help students gain skills to meet the needs of regional employers. 

At the organization’s annual charity gala in December, the chapter presented the SBCCD with the Good Government Award for its Workforce Readiness Certificate program. 

The college district’s program teaches fundamentals of computer operating systems, workplace communication, customer service, and time management. The program takes about six weeks to complete and students learn from instructors and expert professionals. Best of all, the program is tuition-free for San Bernardino County residents ages 14 and above. 

Commenting on the award, SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron said, “We are honored to collaborate with organizations like the BIA to bring industry standards to the classroom so that our students are ready for the workplace on day one.” 

Baron concluded, “We dedicate this award to our hard-working students, the future builders, and leaders of our region.” 

SBCCD is the only community college in San Bernardino County to offer the Workforce Readiness Certificate and has enrolled more than 100 students since the program launched last August. 

In addition to the BIA, SBCCD partners with trade unions and regional workforce development boards to meet the workforce needs of the inland region. 

To learn more about the Workforce Readiness Certificate program visit call (909) 382–4069 or visit

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