Job Developer Project

As part of the Strong Workforce Program Grant, Regional Job Developer at San Bernardino Valley College market Career Technical Education (CTE) students/alumni and programs in an effort to increase program awareness and enrollment.  In addition, job developers identify industry needs and connect qualified CTE students, facilitating a match for job placement, and provide CTE students with job readiness and support services. This is accomplished by the following:

  • Job Search and Job Fairs
  • Employer Networking Events
  • Mock Interviews and Workshops
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Resume Writing Assistance (Optimal Resume Software, no fee to students/alumni)
    • Students can easily create cover letters and resumes by browsing sample templates or building them from the ground up using our resume builder.
    • In the interview prep module, you can practice and refine your interviewing skills from the comfort of your own home or office.  You control all aspects of your interview practice session including the interview type, the number of questions, response format, and the interviewer.
    • The portfolio builder helps you create an online gallery of your work that can be shared as as a link or downloaded as a zip file to help demonstrate your transferable skills and track your professional development.

Recently funds from Strong Workforce Program Regional Job Developer purchased Optimal Resume for SBVC students and graduates which is offered for free.  This software allows users to take advantage of a variety of resume templates, learn interview techniques and more to strengthen the application process.  A quick guide explaining steps to sign up for Optimal Resume have been provided in a PDF form on the right hand column of this page.

Students and alumni with interest in receiving employment-related services are encouraged to walk-in and/or create an appointment to meet with our job developer. Please contact:

Peggy Weber, Job Developer Strong Workforce Program

  pweber@valleycollege.edu, 909-384-8292

Walk-in office hours, Applied Technology Building Room 108: M/W 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Additional Links:

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  • SBVC uses College Central Network as its official job resource and resume system.  Students, alumni, and employees can easily create an account.
    • Students can easily apply to jobs and Internship/Co-op job opportunities posted exclusively for you and search other opportunities via national job boards.
    • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers.
    • Access our events calendar and career/job search where documents, podcasts, videos and more.
    • Employers can search for talented students and alumni and post unlimited jobs for free.
  • Department of Labor

 

Student Success Stories:

  • Alvin Hernandez is a Spring 2018 Alvin Hernandezgraduate of our Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate program and Airframe Maintenance Certificate program who was offered an Aviation Maintenance Technician position at Compass Airlines (out of LAX) on January 10, 2019. He is FAA certified and currently earning $21.00 an hour.  Alvin was also flown out to Tuscon, Arizona on January 25, 2019 by Sky West as they were impressed with his resume.
  • Guillermo Martinez, 34, Guillermo Martinezbegan his SBVC Machining journey in Spring 2016.  Under the guidance of adjunct faculty Miguel Ortiz, Martinez studied over three years before being offered a Computer Numerical Control Programmer/Mechanic position with LeVecke Corporation, a wholesale distributor of distilled spirits.  Martinez is quick to credit the instruction of Ortiz and the access to the latest technology in the classroom for being job-ready when LeVecke called.  "[Mr. Ortiz]" had a wealth of knowledge when it came to teaching and had an answer to every question I had.  I was very fortunate that the Machining Program had the latest software of Mastercam/Solidworks with updated HASS CNC, mills, lathes and grinders," said Martinez. Martinez, who already earned certificates for CNC operator and manual operator, plans to return soon for a third certificate.

 

As part of the Regional Job Developer project, Peggy Weber regularly works together with the following job developers in the region:

Danielle Jeffers, Barstow College                       Dena Mangini, Chaffey College

College of the Desert                                          Jeff Drozd, Copper Mountain College

Monique Ware, Crafton Hills College                  Nikki Cook, Moreno Valley College

Carrie Tate-Meyer, Mt. San Jacinto College       David Schlanger, Norco College

Palo Verde College                                             Peggy Weber, San Bernardino Valley College

Charlotte Allen, Victor Valley College                 Meriel Anderson-McDade, Riverside City College