Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs)
California's 74 Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROC/Ps) have been a strong and integral part of California's educational system for over 35 years. ROC/Ps provide high school students 16 years of age and older, and also adult students, with valuable career and technical education so students can (1) enter the workforce with skills and competencies to be successful; (2) pursue advanced training in postsecondary educational institutions; or (3) upgrade existing skills and knowledge.
Model Programs and Practices
A joint committee between the CDE and the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (CAROCP) was formed to assure the quality of ROC/P practices that promote student learning. The committee developed policies and measures to assist ROC/Ps in the areas of business services, organization structure, personnel services, and program accountability.
Career and Technical Education programs throughout the state use the curriculum development tools and resources found on the site to document and share the exceptional, industry specific instruction taking place regularly in our public schools.
Apprenticeship is a time-proven, on-the-job training and education delivery system. State certified programs in California date to the Shelly-Maloney Apprenticeship Labor Standards Act of 1939. Appropriations to support RSI were initiated in 1970 under the Montoya Act.
State Center Consortium
The Consortium partners are encouraging individuals to reach higher levels of academic excellence in order to equip themselves for success and competition in the future. To facilitate these activities the Consortium provides career awareness materials, educator/employer partnership training, curriculum integration training, resources for workplace learning, workshops and conferences.