Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints New Leadership

Local business owners elected to direct workforce development

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced today the induction of Tony Myrell, Jon Novack, and Dr. William Sterling as chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer of the board respectively. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers.

Tony Myrell, elected as the new Workforce Investment Board Chairman, is the Chief Executive Office and Owner of Premier Medical Transportation. Premier Medical Transportation is a company providing non-emergent transportation services in the Inland Empire. He has more than 30 years of experience in the home health care industry and has been the founder and Chief Executive Officer of three successful home medical equipment businesses. In addition to his extensive business knowledge and success, Myrell is highly involved in the regional business community serving as President of the Colton Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the San Bernardino Community Hospital Foundation Board and as a member of the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board.

Jon Novack is the President and Co-owner of Patton Sales Corporation, Southern California's premier steel service centers and will serve as the vice-chairman of the Workforce Investment Board. Novack has been a member of the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board for three years and during this time held roles as Chairman of the fiscal committee and Chairman of the Economic Development Committee. He also serves on the board of the California State University, Fullerton Family Business Council.

Dr. William Sterling will serve as treasurer for the Workforce Investment Board. Dr. Sterling is the president of Sterling Synergy Systems, Inc., which provides business and technical consulting services, and is also president of BCM Group, Inc. which provides program and construction management for building schools and public facilities. Dr. Sterling was appointed to the Workforce Investment Board in 2011.

"By assessing the needs of growing industry sectors, the Workforce Investment Board is placing residents in jobs," San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford said. "In a single year, 3,300 job seekers were trained to enter careers in high-demand sectors and 2,800 businesses were assisted through Workforce Investment Board programs."

"All of these business leaders possess a strong understanding of San Bernardino County's unique business climate and how that impacts job opportunities," said Sandy Harmsen, executive director of the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board. "As local business owners, they are passionate about continuing to develop and implement the solutions that make our workforce investment board a nationally recognized model."

About the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board:

The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County (WIB) is comprised of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors. The Workforce Investment Board strives to strengthen the skills of the County's workforce through partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors is committed to providing county resources, which generate jobs and investment.

The Workforce Investment Board, through the County of San Bernardino's Economic Development Agency and Workforce Development Department, operates the County of San Bernardino's Employment Resource Centers (ERCs) and Business Resource Centers (BRCs). The ERCs provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The BRCs support and provide services to the County's businesses including employee recruitment.

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit .

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