City of Fontana logoOn Wednesday, November 3, the Fontana Mayor’s Education Coalition Series – Planes, Trains and Autonomous Vehicle (PTAV) took home the win for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) award for Public-Private Partnerships.

This Coalition is an intentional partnership of stakeholders from education, business and the community committed to creating fulfilling career opportunities for local students.

The brainchild of Mayor Acquanetta Warren, the Coalition consists of representatives of local school districts, the Chamber of Commerce, trade organizations, the city itself and others – all of whom believe our City’s future rests with tens of thousands of young people who call Fontana home.

Over its two-year history, the Coalition has created unique career-pathway initiatives designed to inspire and engage high school students throughout the City around the college, career and trade opportunities in front of them.

The series of career-inspiration sessions were provided to high school students that are interested in pursuing a career in a field related to transportation. Working with regional partners the PTAV was able to connect regional representatives in these fields to help educate local students as they are preparing to join the workforce.

“This program is a testament to value and importance of our partnerships. I want to thank all of those to participated and those that helped make this program a success,” said Mayor Acquanetta Warren. “We are working to enhance the program to incorporate all of the Inland Empire. Our success as a region is predicated on partnerships and the ability to effectively work together.”

Click here for more information on the program.

If you are a business interested in joining the Coalition please email