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Applications now being accepted for the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Energy and Ag Academy

Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

September 3, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Energy and Ag Academy, a local, industry-focused academy in partnership with Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation, Chevron, Bakersfield College and proud supporters: California Resources Corp., AERA and Kern Energy Foundation and Berry Petroleum.

The academy is an opportunity for eligible high school students (juniors and seniors) and students enrolled at Bakersfield College, Taft College, CSU Bakersfield and CSU Fresno who are interested in the Energy and Agriculture sectors of the Central Valley. Participants will learn through a series of classes taught by community leaders and industry professionals. Students will also engage in various excursions and will end the experience with special graduation ceremony.

Academy sessions will run from

Sept. 30 through Dec. 2. The program has a track-record of hosting nearly 50 students each year.

“I am delighted to continue our tradition of providing the annual Energy and Agriculture Academy for students at B.C. and across the county. This program has been made possible by the generous contributions of Chevron, Kern Energy Festival, California Resources Corporation, Aera Energy, Berry Petroleum, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation, Bakersfield College, and other wonderful industry partners. With their support, these select students are given a priceless opportunity to learn directly from local employers and industry leaders about various careers and industry needs,” said Jay Tamsi, president/CEO of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Completed application forms are due no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 12.

The academy will include:

• Hearing from experts in the energy and agriculture industries.

• Financial scholarships.

• Field trips to local energy and agriculture facilities.

• Leadership opportunities in the community.

• Meeting with elected officials.

For more information or to apply to this program, contact Stephanie Baltazar at stephanie.baltazar@bakersfieldcollege.edu or call (661) 395-4091.

 
 

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