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New Life Recovery and Training Center
3501 Edison Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366 - 8003

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A gang prevention partner in Kern Project 180

Transitional Housing and Vocational Training Center

New Life is ‘Now Accepting Applications‘ for next semester class, scheduled to start in late August. Enrollment process includes registering for classes at Bakersfield College, filling out financial aid applications and fee waivers. Classes are filling up quickly. Call for an appointment with Barbara Collazo (661) 366-8003 or register on-line as quickly as possible.

Our program, located in Bakersfield, CA, is a joint venture between DOD Construction Company and the New Life Recovery and Training Center (NLRTC), a non-profit corporation. Our goal is to provide residential services in a safe, supportive, and drug-free environment where at-risk young males between 18 and 25 years can receive vocational training and life skills development to help them become self-sufficient, fully functioning adults and contributing citizens. We are also a gang-prevetion partner in Project 180.

New Life Construction Training Program

Applicant InformationConstruction Technology CourseThe Construction Training Program is a community partnership sponsored by NLRTC and DOD Construction Company with funding from the Kern County Department of Human Services. It is designed to prepare students for the work environment with a combination of classroom training, field training and hands-on experience. Graduates of the program receive six months of training and employment preparation which includes:

  • Enrolling in the accredited "Construction Technology Course" — students receive up to 12 college units
  • Participating in a variety of "hands-on" training activities on actual construction sites
  • Acquiring multiple occupational certificates
  • Participating in community service projects

Students may be eligible to receive financial aid while they participate in the program.