Making sure all Bakersfield College students have what they need to complete their educational goals is an essential aspect of our student success plans. And veterans, either returning to school or continuing their education, are an important set of students to assist. Their needs are different from those of the average Bakersfield College student, and meeting those needs takes a partnership between Bakersfield College and the veteran.
Last year, 381 veterans attended Bakersfield College. Our veteran students are primarily male, and Latino or Caucasian. Most are between the ages of 25 and 39. For Bakersfield College, these students are highly successful – returning for additional coursework or completing their educational goals at a higher rate than the average Bakersfield College student. [Source: IR Office]
That’s why Bakersfield College is having a GI Bill workshop on Thursday, July 18. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., experts in veterans benefits will help veterans plan their education through the various veterans programs.
The event will be in the Student Services building, room 151. Veterans need to bring their DD214 or NOBE, along with any transcripts from other colleges attended.
For more information, contact Bernadette Martinez at 395-4410.