Today, I am living my dream. I have a job that I am passionate about, one that allows me to apply the skills I learned at adult school every day.
Jorge Ishimoto

helping adults pursue well-paid careers, higher education and brighter possibilities

Through the Kern Adult Education Consortium, adult schools and community colleges in Kern County are working together to expand access to adult education and develop programs that align with workforce needs. The consortium works closely with the local Workforce Development Board to determine what certification and training programs it should offer to help students obtain lucrative employment upon graduation.

Students can earn a high school diploma or prepare for GED/HiSet exams at local adult schools, with no out-of- pocket expense. Committed educators help guide students through the programs, which also include ESL and citizenship. With assistance from the consortium, students have access to affordable associate degree and certificate programs in areas that have a strong workforce demand.

meet our executive team

Our team of experienced adult education specialists are dedicated to providing new career opportunities for adult learners across our region by connecting them with the right programs at the right locations across the consortium.

Chad Provensal

Assistant Principal

Bakersfield Adult School

Jodi Loeffler

Director

Bakersfield Adult School

Julio Segura

Principal

Delano Adult School

Dr. Kiersten Webb

Director of College & Career Programs

Kern County Office of Education

Dr. Larriann Torrez

Principal

Porterville Adult School

Mark Wyatt

Principal

Bakersfield Adult School

Randy Cook

Assistant Superintendent

Inyo County Office of Education

Dr. Trudy Gerald

Associate Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development

Kern Community College District

meet our board members

Dr. Bonny Porter

Director of Student Services

Tehachapi Adult School

Chad Provensal

Assistant Principal

Bakersfield Adult School

Cynthia Bryan

Special Project and Programs Director

Muroc Adult School

Jodi Loeffler

Director

Bakersfield Adult School

John Cosner

Principal

Sierra Sands Adult School

Julio Segura

Principal

Delano Adult School

Dr. Kiersten Webb

Director of College & Career Programs

Kern County Office of Education

Dr. Larriann Torrez

Principal

Porterville Adult School

Leonor Lopez

Principal

McFarland Adult School

Mark Wyatt

Principal

Bakersfield Adult School

Marleni Maston (alt)

Director

Wasco Adult School

Randy Cook

Assistant Superintendent

Inyo County Office of Education

Shana Stapp

Adult Education and Special Projects Coordinator

Mono County Office of Education

Thomas Yasenchak

Principal

Wasco Adult School

Dr. Trudy Gerald

Associate Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development

Kern Community College District

Victoria Davis

Principal

Mojave Adult School

explore our locations

The Kern Adult Education Consortium is made up of 14 locations in California, across the Central Valley and the Eastern Sierras – each offering a variety of educational and career opportunities for adult learners. Teams at each location are ready to serve new adult learners looking to complete their high school diploma/GED, learn English, find a new career, earn a new certification or
just explore new opportunities to improve their future.

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