Group of SBVC Students

Photos by Birtcher Development: San Bernardino Valley College Students join in roundtable discussions with real estate professionals.

Group of SBVC Students

Students from San Bernardino Valley College post with real estate professionals at Birtcher Logistics Center Rialto.

In a novel collaboration aiming to merge education with real-world experiences, Tomorrow’s Talent partnered with San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and Birtcher Development, a prominent family-owned industrial real estate development firm.

Over 30 SBVC students were welcomed at the Rialto located Birtcher Logistics Center in October to witness the intricate process of concrete wall panel raising. More than just observing, these students engaged directly with real estate experts, obtaining insights into the multifaceted world of entitlement, planning, design, development, construction, project management, and engineering.

Ginger Ontiveros, CEO of Tomorrow’s Talent, spoke about the significance of such events. “Birtcher Development inspires us. They’re opening up their entire development process to create unique learning experiences for students, and we are honored to help make them happen,” Ontiveros remarked.

This partnership is a testament to the commitment of both organizations to fostering a more vital link between academia and the industry. Brooke Birtcher Gustafson, President of Birtcher Development, shared, “This is our second on-site educational event we’ve hosted for students in partnership with Tomorrow’s Talent. We believe strongly in the great work they do to engage with the next generation and provide pathways for career development and awareness for students.”

As educational institutions and businesses continue to find ways to collaborate, the students of SBVC are getting a firsthand experience of the myriad of opportunities that await them in the workforce.