Bakersfield College

Project HireUp

In Spring 2020, Bakersfield College launched Project HireUp, a collaboration between BC, the Mission at Kern County, the faith-based local non-profit City Serve, and industry partners including Adventist Health.

The goal of Project HireUp is to decrease homelessness in Kern County through a creative and innovative partnership that supports students who are currently experiencing housing insecurity in continuing their education and securing employment. In February, the first cohort of students took four weeks of non-credit courses at Bakersfield College’s Job Spot location and graduated with a certificate in Basic Office Skills that, after weeks of intensive career counseling, prepared them for employment with one of the project’s industry partners.