A Message from the Director (Updated 09/10/12)
The school year 2012-2013 will mean another opportunity for LACOE’s career and technical education program to show how it can positively impact tens of thousands of local high school students.
The program, known as L.A. County Regional Occupational Program, provides courses that integrate technical training and academics to help students develop workplace and career management skills. LACOROP is part of a new schooling philosophy that balances academics with real-world problem solving and relevance to modern industries. Previous generations used to refer to programs like LACOROP as vocational education.
This year, the L.A. County Regional Occupational Program has changed its name to Regional Occupational Program-Career Technical Education (ROP-CTE). This name change to include CTE, better represents the leadership role, collaboration, and partnership the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program (LACOROP) has with the Career Technical Education community. The name change is directly aligned with the services and support provided to local and statewide CTE stakeholders.
For many students, ROP is the first step in making informed career choices and readying themselves for the big decisions that lie ahead. The key decision will be what type of education they will want to take on after graduation from high school.
The increasing demands of a computer-oriented, technology-driven world mean that high school students should choose their courses very selectively and keep long-term work goals firmly in mind.
LACOROP operates the largest program of its kind in the state. Last year, the program provided courses on a range of business and industries to more than 38,000 students in 23 school districts across the county. More than 35% of the classes meet the admission requirements for the UC and CSU systems.
LACOROP is continually working to enhance industry partnerships and ensure high-quality curriculum and instruction. Its vision each school year is to help students succeed and to assist in the economic development of their communities.
Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program
For more information on the programs and services offered by the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program, please call (562) 922-6850 or click here to contact the school district directly.
For more information about other ROCPs in California, please click here.