Invitation-only event will feature video message from former TC quarterback Dante Scarneccia

The Taft College Foundation in a partnership with the Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partners is proud to announce the launch of a new event that will give Taft College’s top graduates the opportunity to network, meet and learn from alumni, local industry and community leaders.
The 2018 Taft College Grad Summit will be held at the Seven Oaks Country Club on Saturday, May 12. The exclusive event is by invitation only.
Guests include Taft College’s top GPA graduating students, local industry and academic leaders, community organization experts and more.
“The purpose of our Grad Summit is designed to invite the top students who excel in engineering, allied health and other STEM degrees that will be graduating this year to an
inspirational gathering of mentors, alum, business and industry partners to network about life,
career, education and more,” says Sheri Horn-Bunk, Taft College Foundation, Executive Director.
The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m. in a comfortable setting with hors d'oeuvres, beverages with networking, meeting industry partners and Taft College Alumni and Academic Leaders.
Then, at 5:45 p.m. an inspiring line-up of young Taft College alumni who will speak about their success, struggles and how they have persevered.
In addition, TC alumni who work locally and will speak from their perspectives at PG&E, CRC, Western States Petroleum Association,  Chevron, and USC.  There will also be a special speech by honorary graduate, military veteran, Shane Luttrell.
Topping off the event we have a special NFL filmed video message from on of Taft College's most famous alumni, Dante Scarnecchia, the New England Patriots Assistant Head Coach.
“We are very proud of the many Taft College graduates that live locally and contribute as excellent employees to our Kern County industries. These graduates not only participate in our economy as  employees but also as community members and participants in the local economy,” says WKCCD Superintendent-President, Dr. Deb Daniels.
The Taft College Foundation and the Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partners has been working to bridge the gap between academia and the needs of local industry since its inception in 2013 after the acclaimed West Kern Petroleum Summit, the foundation has built a strong network that has since developed scholarships, mentorships and internships for Taft College students.