Led by Amber Chiang, APR, MS, the Bakersfield College Department of Marketing and Public Relations is responsible for Bakersfield College's internal and external communications, media relations, publications, graphic design, web development, and emergency notifications. The Marketing and Public Relations team includes: Amber Chiang, Director of Marketing and Public Relations; Eric Carrillo, Graphics Designer; Victor Crosthwaite, Receptionist; Jason Kobely, Web Content Editor; Francis Mayer, Media and Marketing Specialist; Shannon Musser, Web Content Editor; and Dylan Wang, Graphics Designer.
Today, the County of Kern Board of Supervisors approved $400,000 in funding to Arvin High School to support the establishment of an educational partnership between Arvin High School, Bakersfield College, and Employers Training Resource to provide a complete general education certification program for high school students. The program, supported by matching funds from Bakersfield College, is called 1+1+2=Game Changer, and is designed to provide three educational pathways for Arvin High School students interested in pursuing higher education once they graduate from high school.
Educational pathways are partnerships between organizations which offer high school students a cohesive program of study and support services that streamlines the pathway from high school to college to career. In these pathways, students have access to academic and technical skill development programs, and career readiness trainings, all to support their movement through the educational system into the workforce.