Join the Pledge

Everyone is encouraged to join the Kern Education Pledge! Please use the form below to sign up and to indicate ways you may be able to assist (e.g. join a Work Group, provide job shadowing / internships, etc.).

What is the Kern Education Pledge?

No single program or institution can single-handedly solve the complex, large-scale, education and workforce readiness challenges facing our community.

Successful, equitable and healthy communities foster education and career success and align their institutions and resources to advance that vision. Every student needs and deserves an opportunity to earn a post secondary certificate, credential or college degree. Improving student outcomes at scale requires innovative and sustained collaboration across institutions to achieve significant and lasting change. As a result, the educational leaders in Kern County have created an alliance to begin the work of transforming our educational system from cradle to career. Recognizing that achieving our goals requires innovative and sustained collaboration across institutions, we envision additional community partners joining this pledge going forward.

Kern Education Pledge signatories consists of all 47 public school districts in Kern County, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, CSU Bakersfield, the Kern Community College District, Taft College and community partners.

Kern Education Pledge Goals & Indicators

The Kern Education Pledge signatories will regularly measure their progress as students matriculate through the local educational pathway, in pursuit of the following goals:

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Join the pledge

Everyone is encouraged to join the Kern Education Pledge! Please use the form below to sign up and to indicate ways you may be able to assist (e.g. join a Work Group, provide job shadowing / internships, etc.).

Click here to Join the pledge
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Kern Education Pledge Governance Council

The Kern Education Pledge Governance Council represents the leadership behind the Kern Education Pledge. These education and industry leaders have committed to spearheading this effort and being champions of promoting the power of collective impact on student success in Kern County.

Work Groups

The Kern Education Pledge signatories will regularly measure their progress as students matriculate through the local educational pathway, in pursuit of the following goals:

Latest Work Group Update

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Business Involvement

The Kern Education Pledge relies on the engagement of business and industry partners. Below are some recent examples of private sector partnerships with schools. Please contact Rob Arias, KCSOS Chief Deputy of Local & Statewide Initiatives at (661) 636-4625 or Roarias@kern.org to discuss ways that your business can become involved in the work of the Kern Education Pledge.