Building Strong Systems

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

Updated December 2016

This secondary education initiative of the California Department of Education (CDE) allows students from various schools or districts to attend career technical education (CTE) training programs regardless of geographic location of residence in a county or region. Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) help high school and adult students learn marketable skills or upgrade existing skills in order to become gainfully employed and be prepared for additional educational experiences.

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ROCPs provide significant educational and training opportunities for some of California’s highest need populations. In accordance with Education Code Section 52334.7, ROCPs could more intentionally target their outreach efforts to serve Californians with the greatest needs, and shape instructional delivery accordingly.

There is also opportunity to partner with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I youth and adult programs to better address participants’ needs based on individual assessments.

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