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North Kern Vocational Training Center (NKVTC) has been providing Career Technical Education (CTE) to students for over 30 years.  NKVTC was formed after the Regional Occupational Center or Kern was disbanded, leaving a need for CTE training in Northern Kern County.

The NKVTC is a Regional Occupational Center formed by the Delano Joint Union High School District, McFarland Unified School District and Wasco Union High School District.  The NKVTC is a Joint Power Agreement School District and is governed by a Board of Directors that establishes policies to provide vocational training programs for high school students and adults.

Each program offered to students by NKVTC has an advisory committee comprised of education, business and industry professionals working together to assure that all programs provide meaningful job skill training, have a verified labor market demand, and provide a high potential for student placement.    

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NKVTC teachers are fully credentialed by the California State Department of Education.  High School students may earn credits to fulfill their graduation requirements while learning a trade, whereby they will be ready to take their place in the "World of Work or continue their education or training.  Adults enroll in NKVTC courses to further their education, upgrade their present job skills or learn a trade to prepare themselves to enter the job market.

NKVTC trains high school students, adults and out-of-school youth to become gainfully employed.  In addition to formal classroom instruction, NKVTC works in cooperation to provide students with "live" and current on-the-job training through the community classroom concept. 

At the end of each school year NKVTC graduates entering the labor force make an impact on the economies of Delano, McFarland, Wasco, Kern County and California.  Thousands of dollars are returned to the local, state and federal governments through various taxes that more than offset the training cost.  NKVTC graduates start to return this investment soon after they become employed in the occupational field in which they were trained.

NKVTC is funded by the State of California through public school apportionment; for each 525 hours of attendance NKVTC is given credit for a unit of Average Daily Attendance, in A.D.A.

For further information you may contact:

Lucia Lopez - Wasco Office 2150 7th Street Wasco, Ca 93280 (661)758-3045 lulopez@wasco.k12.ca.us

Michelle Briseño - Delano Office 1732 Norwalk Street Delano, Ca 93215 (661)725-4187 mbriseno@djuhsd.org

Thank you for visiting our website. 

Amy Bean, Executive Director

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