Industry Partners and Initiatives

Businesses are encouraged to join the Taft College Foundation Partners, which will continue to help us present the best industry-focused events. 

Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partners (TCFPP) 

The Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partners (TCFPP) was created in 2014 to enhance the collaboration between industry professionals and academics. By presenting semi-annual industry focused events and seminars, the TCFPP continues to make a difference in our community and the future of our industry’s workforce. Additionally, this group of industry leaders works closely with Taft College to assist in building student internships and grant scholarships, and creating connections for students entering the workforce.

Chevron has spent years building the STEM K-14 Educational pipeline to create a trained workforce and transfer ready students in our community.  The Taft College Foundation appreciates their continued support of programs that impact the students at Taft College. Taft College Foundation honored Chevron with the STEM Corporate Recognition Award in December, 2016. Chevron representatives Al Williams, Carla Musser, and Adam Alvidrez accepted the award on behalf of their company.  

Membership in the TCFPP is an annual commitment and includes exclusive access to events and seminars throughout the year. Taft College is dedicated to keeping the communication channels open, as well as building community alliances for all stakeholders. Through special events, newsletter and digital outlets, we will continue to inform you as well as the community of the partnership’s growing success.

Previous speakers for TCFPP events include Dr. Francis Flynn, Stanford University, Marita Noon, Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy, Omar Garcia, South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable, Bob Barnes, California Resources Corporation, Trent Rosenlieb, LINN Energy, and Jim Tague, E&B Natural Resources.


Dr. Sheri Horn-Bunk, Executive Director, Foundation and Institutional Advancement

Phone: 661-763-7936
Address: 29 Cougar Court Taft, California 93268