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"Education you can afford"

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Empowering San Bernardino County's Youth
Fully-Funded Career Courses!

Vocational Training Grants for Ages 18-24

Funded by

San Bernardino County WIOA

  • The Program will be absolutely no cost to the eligible candidates (Grant by San Bernardino County WIOA)

  • In addition to the tuition grants, you may be eligible for Transportation, Child-care, and Certification grants as well.

WIOA Title-I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities

No-Cost Education to you*:

Discover Free Vocational Training Opportunities
Special Grants for San Bernardino County Youth,
Ages 18-24


Become a


Absolutely no cost to you

CA State License Fee included

Books, Scrubs, Laptop and Supplies included

Job Placement Assistance

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Why Pharmacy Technician is the right career choice?

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$21.50 per hour

California Average
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Quick Launch

27 weeks 


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High Demand

Pharmacies, hospitals, in-home health care settings, long-term care facilities, mail service pharmacies, managed health care organizations




Online + In-class

Flexibility & Convenience


Easy Eligibility Criteria

Youth 18-24 age group

Resident of San Bernardino County

A valid proof of ID, SSN card and High School Diploma/GED

You are eligible if you are facing any of the hardships listed below

  • Unemployed

  • Those with any disabilities or IEP plans

  • Former or current foster

  • Pregnant or parenting

  • Offender or ex-offender

  • Those experiencing homelessness, couch-surfing, or at risk of homelessness

  • Any Other hardships (not listed above)

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Hybrid Program - The class meets once a week at the campus, and the rest is online

You may also be eligible for support services grants like transportation, child care, and certification exams in addition to Full grants for tuition! This is a golden opportunity!  

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Que: If I reside in another county or am older than 24 years old, do I qualify for the grants?

Answer: While this program focuses on grants for San Bernardino County residents aged 18-24, if you reside in another county or are older than 24 years, you may still have opportunities to access vocational training grants. Eligibility criteria can vary, and there are different grants available for various circumstances. To explore alternative grant options that might be suitable for you, please email us at or get in touch with our team for personalized assistance. We are committed to helping individuals like you find the right opportunities to achieve your career goals.

Que: What types of vocational training programs do you offer other than Pharmacy Technician?

Answer: We offer a range of vocational training programs, including Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy Technician, and Computerized Office and Accounting. These programs are designed to equip you with valuable skills for a successful career in healthcare and office administration. You may also use your grants to take any other program.

Que: How do I apply for the vocational training grants?

Answer: To apply for the vocational training grants, please fill out the form: Click here. Once you submit the form, our team will reach out to you and assist you with the process. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call us at our Ontario campus at (909) 321-5778.

Que: Is there an application deadline for the grants?

Answer: These are special grants and are provided to eligible candidates on a first come, first served basis. Equus/Hawkeye Workforce San Bernardino County is partnered with the HealthStaff Training Institute to provide these grants to eligible candidates.

Que: Who is eligible for the vocational training grants?

Answer: Eligibility criteria include being between the ages of 18 and 24, residing in San Bernardino County, and facing specific hardships such as unemployment, disabilities, being a former or current foster youth, pregnant or parenting, having a history of offending, experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, or other qualifying hardships. Please refer to our eligibility criteria on this page for more details.

Que: Is there a cost associated with the training programs?

Answer: No, eligible candidates who meet the grant criteria do not have to pay anything out of pocket. The grants cover the full cost of the training programs, making them accessible to those who qualify. Equus/Hawkeye Workforce - San Bernardino County even provides additional grants through supportive services to cover any additional expenses you need for the training.

Que: How long do the training programs typically take to complete?

Answer: The duration of our training programs varies depending on the specific program you choose. Program lengths typically range from 3 months to 8 months. You can find program-specific duration information on our main website:

Que: Can I work while attending the training programs?

Answer: Many of our training programs are designed to accommodate students who may need to work part-time while studying. Our programs are Hybrid (Once or twice a week in class and the rest online), and few programs can be taken completely as online options. We offer flexible schedules to help you balance your work and education.

Que: What support services do you provide to students during the training programs?

Answer: HSTi offers a range of support services, including academic advising, career counseling, and job placement assistance. Equus/Hawkeye Workforce San Bernardino County provides additional support services to eligible candidates like transportation, certification costs, child care costs, etc. You can learn more about this by giving us a call.

Que: Are there any age restrictions? 

Answer: The grant is available to individuals ages 18-24 only. These special grants have age restrictions for eligibility. 

Que: How can I stay updated on upcoming workshops and events?

Answer: To stay informed about upcoming workshops, events, and program updates, please send an email to us at and request the same.

Que: Can I refer a family member to this grant?

Answer: Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment. We encourage you to share information about our programs and grants with others who may benefit from our services.

Que: Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in specific training programs?

Answer: Prerequisites can vary by program. Some programs may have specific requirements, such as a high school diploma or equivalent, while others may not have prerequisites. 

Que: How can I contact HealthStaff Training Institute for more information or assistance?

Answer: You can contact us through our Contact Us page, where you'll find our contact information, including email and phone details. Our team is here to answer your questions, provide assistance, and guide you through the application process. We look forward to helping you achieve your career goals.


Reviews of Funded Students 

Nichole Jeffries

Drug & Alcohol Counseling

Very excited. I will let God decide where this leads me. I am hoping to become financially Independent and make a difference in the lives of addicts/alcoholics 

Kiel Muniz

Medical Assistant

I can’t believe a career opportunity was just thrown in my lap like this. Can’t help but take advantage.

Janet Wate

Pharmacy Tech

I’m extremely excited as I had tried to get this vocation all training years ago and missed out as funding ran out before my turn came up. I feel fulfilled when I have a stable job especially if it can have a positive effect  on someone’s day. 

Judith Gomez

Medical Billing & Coding

I wasn’t sure if this program was for real or not but I’m so glad I went to find out. Everyone was nice, I was very happy. Super excited better career to better support my family. 

Julianne  Melendez

Computerized Office & Accounting

I'm very excited to enroll in this program. This will bring FInancial stability to my life! At HSTi everyone was very nice and respectful

Roxanne West

Medical Assistant

I'm very excited! This fully-funded course could totally change my livelihood and quality of life!

Angel Dominguez

Medical Assistant

The staff at HSTi was nice and they went over everything and explained everything what I didn’t know. I’m very excited to enroll in this program to help my career and make a better impact in my life.

Christina Carroll

Medical Assistant

I'm very excited to start a new career. The HSTi staff was very helpful and friendly

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About us

HealthStaff Training Institute (HSTi) is a professional, private vocational school that trains individuals into becoming efficient, capable allied health care or business professionals. HSTi is dedicated to provide quality, entry-level vocational training in a relatively short period of time. Our industry-focused courses and curricula are designed to properly train and educate students interested in the several allied health or business programs we offer.

Our Philosophy

HealthStaff Training Institute is dedicated to provide quality, entry-level vocational training in a relatively short period of time at an affordable cost. The industry-focused courses and curriculum are geared to close the employment skills gap between our graduates and the allied health or business job they are trained for. As health care becomes of critical concern, properly trained health-care professionals become a priority. HealthStaff Training Institute endeavors to train and place competent persons. In addition, HealthStaff Training Insitute assumes responsibility for each of our students by using practical teaching techniques, equipment commonly used in the field, industry-focused curriculum, and experienced, qualified faculty to develop the skills and job responsibility of our students.

Our History

HealthStaff Training Institute (HSTi) began in September 1986 when the education and training division of Pharmacy Enterprises, Inc. formed an education division. When the anticipated expansion of HSTi exceeded the scope of Pharmacy Enterprises, the institute became a privately owned entity, carrying on the name of HealthStaff Training Institute. Since 1986, we have grown to offer a broad range of courses and a well-respected faculty. Our institute continues to evolve to accommodate the needs of the healthcare marketplace and the interest of our students. Every day we carry forward the mission to train and educate motivated and focused individuals into becoming efficient, capable allied health care or business professionals.

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The grants are limited and funding would be provided to eligible students by WIOA on first come first served basis

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