BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - High school students are now allowed to attend trade school and test out occupations, instead of waiting until they're in college.
With programs in welding, auto technology, medical assisting, and fire fighting, The Regional Occupational Center is a trade school for high school.
As a part of Kern High School District curriculum, junior and seniors come to learn hands on about different trades in several programs.
After the students' first semester, they are able to go from the classroom to the community as interns. For others, they are able to get a head start and gain college credit.