College and Career Programs
The College and Career program supports Tulare County students and educators in a variety of ways. Schools may contract with the program to assist in further developing their own college and career readiness efforts, including creating curriculum and student events, planning career pathway programs, pursuing grants, and engaging industry partners. The program also hosts two popular student events – College Night and College & Career EXPO. Additionally, the Tulare-Kings College + Career Collaborative – a collaborative of select Tulare and Kings county districts, institutions of higher education, workforce development agencies, and business/industry partners – is coordinated out of the College and Career program. More information
TCOE’s Special Services Division offers an annual College and Career Fair for students with disabilities who are Tulare County high school seniors preparing for their next steps in life. Representatives from colleges, adult schools, and community agencies come together to share their programs and resources with students so that they can make informed decisions about their post-secondary choices. More information 
College Night is an annual event that draws thousands of high school students and their parents to meet representatives from dozens of colleges and universities. The event includes a resource fair with often 90 or more representative from community colleges, trade schools, military institutions, and private and public universities from around the state and across the nation. The event also features a series of breakout sessions for parents and students with presentations including applying to college, financial aid, scholarships, and SAT/ACT tests. Attendees are also given access to the helpful 80-page College Planning Guide for Parents and Students. More information 
College & Career EXPO has been a Tulare-Kings regional event since 1992 and was held at COS for the majority of those years. A collaborative event between the COS Career Technical Education Programs, Tulare County Office of Education’s College and Career, Kings County Office of Education, and local high school districts, EXPO provides students across Tulare and Kings counties with the opportunity to compete in both career technical and academic events, and to visit the COS campuses. More information 
The Tulare-Kings College + Career Collaborative (TKCCC) is an organization of 12 school districts, a charter school, and the Kings and Tulare county offices of education working together with local community colleges and universities, workforce development agencies, and business/industry partners. TKCCC is dedicated to developing systems to prepare students for college and career, and ease their transitions from school to college and into the workforce. The collaborative also supports the development of career pathway programs and provides work-based learning experiences/internships. For more information, contact Bill Davis at
WorkAbility I (WAI) is a grant program funded and administered by the California Department of Education. The WAI program provides comprehensive pre-employment skills training, employment placement and follow-up for students in special education who are making the transition from school to work, independent living and post-secondary education. The program partners with local employers to provide job placement opportunities for students so that they can gain valuable work experience while receiving support from WAI staff.  The program focuses on students in TCOE’s Community-Based Instruction classes, but is open to other eligible high school students within TCOE-served programs, as well. More information