North Kern Vocational Training Center (NKVTC) has been providing Career Technical Education (CTE) to students for over 30 years. The Center was formed after the Regional Occupational Center of Kern was disbanding, leaving a need for Career-Technical training in the Northern Kern County. NKVTC is operated by a Joint Powers Agreement and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Center serves the students from our two Partnering Districts: Delano Joint Union High School District www.djuhsd.org and Wasco Union High School District www.wascohsd.org.
North Kern offers students quality experiences which provide students with meaningful, industry recognized skills with a verified labor market demand. Each program strives to meet the quality indicators for a Career Technical Program. Each program has an advisory committee comprised of representatives from the industry sectors which guide the program. NKVTC teachers are fully credentialed by the California State Department of Education www.cde.ca.gov Each one of our teachers has experience within the industry which he or she is teaching, and a passion for their curriculum and their students. Our classes are offered on two sites, Wasco High School and Delano High School, and students are transported daily from their home schools to our programs.
Many of our programs include an “On the Job” Training opportunity as well, which works in cooperation with our local community to place students in current positions through the community classroom concept. Some of our programs offer students the opportunity to test for an industry recognized certifications such as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or recognized Guard Card.
We prepare students for their future success with practical, hirable skills. Not only technical, industry related skills, but the Standards for Career Ready practice which future employers will want our students to know and be able to do. Students are recognized on a monthly basis for employability skills such as Responsibility, Communication, and Integrity.
We are proud to be offering students opportunities to engage in career-technical education – putting their academic education into practice with live, meaningful projects, whether it is building a house, greeting customers on a retail job site, or taking vital signs, NKVTC is preparing our students for college and career readiness.
For further information you may contact:
NKVTC – Wasco Office
2150 7th Street, Wasco, CA 93280
NKVTC – Delano Office
1732 Norwalk Street, Delano, CA 93215
Amy Bean, Executive Director