J C Bakley
School to Career
JC Bakley is a School-to-Career Coordinator assigned to Oceanside High School. Working in education since 2011 and employed by MCST since 2014, his responsibilities include teaching Career Exploration and Workplace Readiness Skills at Oceanside as well as working closely with OHS students attending MCST and supervising the work-study program.
With over thirty years of business experience in the private sector as well as self-employment, JC is able to offer students the reality of the workplace from an employee, management and ownership perspective. Additionally, students will learn such skills as personal finance, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and many more. JC holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Lynchburg College. In addition to a business background, he holds a certification in Career and Technical Education, Business Education and History.
When not at school, JC continues to operate an organic tree farm and organic landcare service. He holds accreditation from the New England Organic Farming Association. JC is also involved in running The Brightstar Project, which is an education, based program presented to high school students focusing upon individual choices while illustrating how one persons choices do not just affect themselves. The program has been offered to schools since 2011.