One day I want to be a firefighter! Students at Vina Danks Middle School get a hands on approach to water pressure.
San Bernardino County faces a challenge caused by increasing demands for an educated and qualified workforce and the need to bring additional qualified workers to the developing technology and manufacturing industries in the Inland Empire. As experienced workers move toward retirement, and the county is revitalized through increasing employment in health care, aviation, transportation and logistics and advanced manufacturing, it is imperative that a local workforce is educated, trained and ready to be hired by local employers.
Research shows real advantages to training and retaining local students for local communities, including a higher retention rate that allows for lower training costs in the workplace. The Alliance for Education partners with local workforce agencies, government, business and labor organizations to support development of a qualified and educated workforce to achieve a vibrant economy and sustainable communities. Please click on the buttons below to see how you can be part of the success in San Bernardino County.
The Workforce Access Matrix (WAM) is a workforce-tracking tool that identifies in-demand jobs and training providers who provide training in a specific occupation within an industry sector. The Matrix is being used by site selectors looking to locate to our area, by business owners looking to expand their workforce, and by students and community members looking for training in a demand occupation.
The Alliance for Education's Partnership Connection allows businesses and educators to connect and establish partnerships that provide school and work-based learning opportunities like classroom presentations, field trips, mentoring, job-shadowing, industry related projects, and/or internships or work experience.
Get involved! If you would like to play a role in shaping the educated, skilled workforce that San Bernardino County needs, please consider partnering with the Alliance for Education! Please submit the form below and let us know how you’d like to get involved. Or you can download a PDF version of the form, fill it out and email it to us.
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In challenging economic times, money is tight for many businesses and organizations, making it difficult to give back to the community. With the Alliance for Education, however, you can give something back that you can't put a price on – your time, expertise and skills.
The Alliance for Education forges partnerships between Inland Empire businesses and educators to provide students with school and work-based learning opportunities with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Businesses are asked to contribute their leaders' time and expertise to the Alliance for Education – and at a level at which they are comfortable.
Whether you want to speak in a classroom and share your STEM work experience, be a mentor or provide internships – you can help build the educated and skilled workforce of tomorrow's San Bernardino County. To learn how you can partner with Alliance for Education, click on the "Path for Success" below and see how our current businesses, labor and community partners are giving back to San Bernardino County students.