Minutes from July 17, 2012 Open Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 2012  

Open Board of Directors Meeting

San Bernardino Community College District

 114 S. Del Rosa Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present: Dimitrios Alexiou, Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ann Bryan, Dan Carlone, Ken Coate, Bill Easley, Dick Hart, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Bill Lemann, Temetry Lindsey, John Mirau, Charlie Ng, Tom Nightingale, Bev Powell, John Prentice, Kristine Scott, Larry Sharp, Paul Shimoff, Shelli Stockton, Phil Waller, AJ Wilson and Ray Wolfe. 

Guests:  Robbie Broedow, James Morales, Jim Morris, Mayor Pat Morris and Vicky Ostermann.

Announcements:  1) Southern California Gas Company is holding a Community Reception that will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the National Orange Show, L’Orange Room, 689 South E Street.  All members are invited.  Please Rsvp to kmorales2@semprautilities.com2)Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod will hold a Gubernatorial Workshop to learn how to support your community on a state wide level thru appointments on various commissions.  The workshop will be on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Montclair Senior Center located at 5111 Benito St.  To Rsvp call (909) 621-2783 or e-mail deniel.b.sanchez@sen.ca.gov      

M/S/P: Minutes of the July 10, 2012 meeting

Lowell King introduced Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director, San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB).

The County Workforce Investment Boards purpose is to increase employment, job retention, earnings and provide occupational skills.  The WIB is not an entitlement program.  It is free of charge and open to all residents of the county over 18 years of age.

Their principles are to streamline services, give universal access, remain flexible for state and local needs, maintain a strong role with business while providing a demand driven system.  Services for county residents are provided thru their three Employment Resource Centers (ERC) located in San Bernardino, Hesperia and Rancho Cucamonga.  The ERC’s service business by providing recruitment and screening services, assist with hiring and training new employees, customized training programs, space to conduct interviews, on the job training incentives and a free human resources Hotline providing employers with professional assistance.  If on the job training (OJT) is needed the WIB assists employers with available OJT funds that can reimburse an employer up to 50% of an individual’s wages for such training.

Of the 500 Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA) in the country, 49 are located in California.   The City of San Bernardino has the LWIA designation that is appointed by the Governor and can be rescinded if the WIB is not performing.  LWIA administers WIA services as designated by the Governor. Factors that are considered in designating these LWIAs include geographic location, population, and commonality of labor market areas. The Chief Elected Official (CEO) of each LWIA appoints a Local WIB with a local membership similar to the State WIB. The WIB reports to a local board that consists of 43 members of which a majority represents private business.  The board approves budgets and provides oversight.   This local board reviews and directs efforts that will best help our area and needs.

Funding is provided by the federal government through the Department of Labor and is based on unemployment rates.

Currently the areas of employment growth in our area are:

  1. Aviation
  2. Health care
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Green Technology
  5. Transportation/Logistics

The Open Meeting adjourned at 8:25 a.m.

A closed session was called to discuss the City of San Bernardino.

The closed session adjourned at 9:57 a.m.