BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was joined Tuesday by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation to celebrate $1.3 million in funding secured for a skill center in the city.
The center will be used to train community members for “good paying, local jobs in the Valley,” according to a Salas news release. Salas presented the foundation with a novelty check.
“When I was up in the state capital, we were talking about investing back in our communities and building California back stronger,” Salas said. “What we wanted to do was look for these types of programs that change people’s lives.”