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April 2017

Dear Business/Community Partner,


Welcome to the CRY-ROP eNewsletter designed specifically to highlight the efforts across our region that support and drive workforce development.  We are very proud of the relationships we have built over the years, and we look forward to sharing our news and updates with you quarterly.  We encourage you to visit our website and view the many ways CRY-ROP is inspiring possibilities within the communities it serves.

Medal of Honor Nominees

Lt. Mike Reiss accepts Medal of Honor nomination on behalf of Redlands Police Dept.

CRY-ROP recognized four business partners as nominees of the Education Medal of Honor at the April 12th board meeting in Redlands.  The Education Medal of Honor nominees can be an individual, group or business recognized for their outstanding service and support to public education in San Bernardino County. 

CRY-ROP nominated the following partners: Jordan Dunn, Owner of So-Cal Saber Service,  Mark A. Garcia, Police Chief of the Redlands Police Department, John Halcon, Store Manager of Walgreens and Lisa Sandoval, Library Manager of the Colton Library.  We would like to congratulate our partners for their well deserved nomination.  

Walgreens manager, John Halcon
 Medal of Honor nominees with CRY-ROP staff 

Transportation Regional Advisory
This past February, we had our Regional Transportation Advisory that brought together industry and education at the BMW USA Western Region Center in Ontario. The regional advisory meeting welcomed the following guests and panelists: 
  • Desert Region Colleges
  • John Elway Crown Toyota
  • Fritts Ford
  • Omnitrans
  • Riverside City College
  • San Bernardino County Fleet Management
  • San Bernardino Valley College 
Topics discussed were advanced transportation and renewable energy, current job market, trends and skills most wanted by employers in the transportation industries.  This helps educators prepare our students to be College and Career ready.   

As an advisor, our business and community partners validate current classroom curriculum that relates to industry and share information about current trends and skills that graduating students should be familiar with as they enter the field.  Guest panelists discussed entry level skills required in their industry and addressed issues they may have encountered with their employees or applicants.  At the end of the advisory, educators and partners were given a tour of the BMW facility.   
For this regional advisory, we partnered with Vital Link, the primary intermediary between the education and business sectors.  We would like to thank all the business and educational partners who attended our advisories in 2017.   
 Regional Transportation Advisory brought industry & education together at BMW USA Western Region Center

Educator Job Shadow

Healthcare teacher Dawna Hughes with Kyle, manager at Yucaipa Urgent Care

CRY-ROP implemented a job shadow program for high school teachers and counselors in the districts we serve.
During the spring break,
educators have participated in the opportunity to job shadow with some of our business and educational partners.  Each job shadow provides educators a chance to experience and ask questions about the various careers in our local communities and bring that knowledge back to the classroom.  We will continue implementing the Educator Job Shadow program for the summer break. 

Partners who have recently hosted a job shadow for our educators during spring break include:
  • Brithinee Electric
  • Sorenson Engineering
  • Yucaipa Urgent Care
If you are interested in hosting an educator during the summer, please contact one of our Community Recruiters at 
  CRY-ROP GIS teacher Bruce Ingram with Angie from Sorenson Engineering 

Guest Speakers

Mike Arteaga, CSUSB Events Coordinator speaks to students at Bloomington High School.

We welcome our business and educational partners to visit classrooms in high schools and middle schools to speak to students about their field.  Some of our guest speakers interact with our students in person or virtually via the web. Many times our guests have participated by acting as judges for student projects or as mock interviewers to prepare students for the world of work. We would like to thank the following partners for sharing their knowledge with our CRY-ROP students:
  • Airbus
  • Applied Statistics and Management
  • AstraZeneca
  • BFrank Management
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • County of San Bernardino Human Services Department
  • Dhat Island Restaurant
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Farmer's Insurance
  • FedEx
  • George Tone, Inspirational Speaker
  • Hubway Internet News
  • IZ Avila
  • KinderCare
  • Lincoln Tech College
  • Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry
  • LX Films
  • Norco College
  • Power 106FM
  • Red Robin
  • Redlands Fire Department
  • Redlands Police Department
  • San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health
  • Smart Union Works
  • So-Cal Saber Service
  • Streetlight Cadence
  • Symons Ambulance
  • Tri*net, Inc.
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Business and Hospitality Careers panel speak to students at Redlands High School.

Brittannee, RN at Loma Linda University Health speaking to Park View Middle School students.
CRY-ROP is seeking applicants to teach high school courses in a variety of areas. Desired subject matter experience includes, but is not limited to: Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Graphic Design or Automotive.  

COLLEGE DEGREE NOT REQUIRED - Support is provided for credential application.  Please click here for more information. 

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