Teachers and students work hard to generate interest for Multi-Media Academy

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A popular high school program aimed at preparing students to enter the workforce is in jeopardy of shutting down.

The Multi-Media Academy at East Bakersfield High School already faced a decline in funding and now student interest could play a big role in the program's future.

Students work hard every year, learning the programs that eventually help them find work.

The $71,000 academy started in 1998 and graduated its first set of students in 2001.

Teachers and alumni are working together, hoping to fill the program with students willing to pursue careers that involve new technology.

Educators plan on starting the recruiting process in January.  All they need is 80 students to register for the academy to keep it going.

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