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IEWorks Pre-Apprenticeship Program

 Program Duration:  

Fifteen Weeks: Dec 1st - March 17th, 2023

Tentative Schedule:

8am- 2:00pm Monday - Friday


Inland Empire Black Worker Center

468 W. 5thSt. San Bernardino, CA


San Bernardino Valley College

701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. San Bernardino, CA


Program Overview:

Are you interested in exploring career paths in the Water and Wastewater Industries? Get prepared for apprenticeship programs and entry-level jobs!Learn about career opportunities in our 15 week pre-apprenticeship program. Women, BiPOC, Justice impacted, and other under-represented veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


This part-time program provides:

  • Free College Courses: Introduction to Water Supply Technology and Water Distribution 1
  • Math review and tutoring
  • OSHA 10 Safety Certification
  • Job Interview preparation and Resume Building
  • Financial Literacy
  • Water Agency tours, guest speakers, networking opportunities
  • Leadership and other soft skills workshops
  • Referrals to job openings, paid internships, and apprenticeship programs
  • Assistance with transportation, childcare, technology, and other costs
  • $600 stipend for completing the program


  • A resident of San Bernardino or Riverside County
  • Age 18 or older by December 1st, 2022
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • If Male, the applicant must be registered for Selective Service
  • Have valid Driver's License
  • GED or high school diploma
  • Interest in the skilled trades in the Water Industry

Application Process


1.    Fill out the online application

2.    Eligible applicants with complete applications will be invited to virtual panel interview

3.    Selected candidates will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation/welcome session

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2022

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