Migrant Education – Region V


(Residential Programs, Job Training, Counseling, Financial Aide, etc.)


1. Conservation Corps
1412 17th Street Suit 458
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Irma Chacon
(661) 395-2866

Work and education training programs

GED (English/Spanish)
Take College Courses
Training programs
Include: Park Internships, Energy Specialist, Food Specialist, Firefighting,
Construction, Landscaping, etc.,

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Placement in one week after application/medical info. Completed
Orientations every Wednesday in Bakersfield
(661) 395-2866

  • Ages 18-23
  • Enjoys working outside
  • Paid for 40 hours per week
  • Residential Programs
  • Medical Coverage
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays

2. Job Corps
1727 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Diane Dominguez
(661) 633-2921 Phone
(661) 864-0243 Fax
Mr. John Nilon
(661) 336-6849
Fax: 336-6858

Vocational Training Program (155 different
training programs)

Vocational training in Health Occupations, Dental Assistant, Business, Auto
Mechanic, Welding, Optician, Plumber, etc.

Office Hours:
Orientations every week in Bakersfield

Placement usually takes two months

Residential Programs

(661) 864-0209 or
(661) 633-2921

  • Ages 16-24 years old who meet the economic/geographic criteria
  • Program pays for room, board, medical, dental, money for clothes
  • Allowance for day to day expenses
  • Daycare services (some sites) for students living off campus

3. Migrant MATES
(Mobile AmeriCorps Teams in Education and Services

1300 17th Street
City Centre
Bakersfield, CA

Contact:Peggie Rodriguez, Program Coordinator
Alicia Garcia, Assistant
(661) 636-4358

Full time positions
Full time M-F
8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
K-12 Students in Bakersfield, Delano, Lamont, Shafter, Buttonwillow

(Must be High School graduate, or High School Equivalent Diploma (e.g. GED))

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
(661) 636-478


  • By
    August 31, the Migrant MATES will strive to achieve the
    -Tutored students will achieve at least one of four academic goals by
    the end of the school year: Graduate from high school or earn a GED;
    Improve grades in Language Arts and/or Math; Move up one level on State
    -AMC members will demonstrate improvements in skills and knowledge
    related to leadership, tutoring and migrant
    services.      -Recruite at least 40 community
    volunteers to provide short-term service in the Reading is Fundamental
    (RIF) during the program
    -Out-of-School Youth mentored by and serving alongside the Americorps
    Members will return to school and graduate or earn their GEDs .

 *Note:  Participants receive
$2,363 educational award at end of service (one year)    

Every member if
eligible is allowed to serve for two years.

4. Employers Training Resource
(Career Services Center)

2001 28th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Juan Vega Jr. Analyst
(661) 336-6934

Rosa DeLeon, Career Advisor
(661) 336-6921

Over 150 different vocational training programs located 
throughout Kern County.

Job Training courses available.

  • Vocational training
  • Job search services
  • Work
  • On the job training

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For potential clients please refer them to 1-800-334-5670
(661) 336-6820
Stockdale CSC
South East CSC
Lamont CSC
Shafter CSC
Delano CSC
Taft CSC

  • Target group: 18 yrs. or older.
  • In order to better serve the community, the ETR needs for all potential clients to attend a mandatory orientation session.
  • Orientation days and times vary according to each CSC location
  • Call for the CSC nearest you

5. Career Beginnings- CSUB
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Contact: Peter Rivera
(661)665-6777 phone
(661) 665-6502 fax

Academic Advisor
Davina Hoyt

  • Target population:
    Juniors and Seniors
    in high school
  • OSY 18-21
  • Work Study
  • Remedial Courses: Math and English
  • Year Round Program
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring Program
  • Community Service Projects
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Office numbers:
    (661)665-6777 phone
    (661)665-6502 fax

  • ETR funded
  • Eligibility:
  • Low income
    Meet certain barriers
  • Bilingual staff
  • Field trips
  • Career Fair
  • Cultural Activities
  • 6. Regional Occupational Center

    Kern High School District Regional Occupational Center

    501 So. Mt. Vernon Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307

    Contact: Randy Townsend
    (661) 831-3327 phone
    (661) 398-8239 fax

  • Provides an extensive curriculum, including
    skilled training in occupational fields.
  • Low student teacher ratio.
  • Career information
  • Career planning
  • Employment placement
  • Office Hours
    7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Web site: http://www.khsd.k12.ca.us/roc

  • The mission of the ROC is to prepare high school
    students (juniors and seniors) and adults for entry level employment
  • 7. Kern Work Force 2000
    Click HERE
    for Work Force Web site

    Target population:
    14-19 years old.
    Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

    For more information contact your local high school
    administrator/ counselor or click
    here to visit the following web site.

  • Work Force 2000 Academy is currently providing
    education for approximately 750 at risk and recently out-of-school students
    in Bakersfield, Shafter, Lamont, Lake Isabella, and surrounding areas of
    Kern County.
  • 8. California MiniCorps-CSUB
    9001 Stockdale Highway
    Bakersfield, CA 93311

    Alma R. Kumar,
    (661)654-2429 phone
    (661)654-6745 fax

    Target population:
    Any Community College / University student of migrant background or any
    student who possesses key knowledge of the Migrant life style

    Office Hours:
    site visitations

  • This program is gear to serve and guide students
    who are planning on becoming teachers.
  • 9. Westec Training Center
    Postal address:
    210 E. Center St., Taft
    CA 93268, USA

    Mr. Dick Mallard,
    WESTEC Director

  • Short Term Certification
  • Early field experience/li>
  • Office machines available to students
  • Some offered in spanish or bilingual (english / spanish)
  • Day and times vary based on the type of training
    866-493-7832(toll free)
    fax (661)763-5162
    Electronic mail: webmaster@westec.org

  • Graduates experience a high percentage of placement
    in the work force.
  • 10. GEAR UP,
    California State University, Bakersfield

    9001 Stockdale Highway
    Bakersfield, CA 93311

    Rosa Ocampo,
    Parent/Mentor Coordinator
    (661) 665-6168 Phone
    (661)665- 6521 Fax

    GEAR UP prepares students to go to college by providing them with services in the following five areas:

    1. Academic support
    2. Guidance & counseling
    3. College readiness
    4. Career awareness
    5. Educational, motivational and cultural enrichment

    For more information contact:
    Michelle Stoddard
    (661) 664-2489 phone

  • Early intervention program