The Taft College STEM Program is a partnership extending throughout the West Kern Community College District and includes school districts, educators, and corporate partners working toward improving STEM subject interest and fluency in K-16 programs. The STEM Program is an extension of a national initiative to improve the pipeline of STEM professionals by increasing preparedness and completion of students through four-year degree programs, certificate programs, as well as increasing the numbers of STEM educated teachers and developing greater skills and proficiency in the teaching of STEM subjects across the spectrum of education.
- Increase preparedness and completion of students in STEM four-year degree programs and certificates
- Increase the number of STEM educated teachers through developing greater skills and proficiency in STEM subjects
- Increase STEM subject interest and fluency in K-14 programs