Dr. Martin's notes

Friday August 26, 2016


Funding & Attendance:
LACOROP's operating funds are supplied by the State of California based on average daily attendance (ADA) to the programs, operated by schools and community sites. In general, these classes are safe from immediate cuts because the money is funded by the legislature 2 years in advance. The funding and structure of how the monies are to be disbursed are contained in Title 5 of the Education Code, which defines the purpose and structure of all of California's ROP's.

Success Story:
The Regional Occupational Program is acknowledged as one of the most cost-effective job training program for high school students and adults in California. In 1998, 21,244 students completed LACOROP classes in 76 different occupational areas. In the annual ROP student follow-up survey it was found that approximately 91% of the students who reported that they were available for work were employed. LACOROP graduates entering the labor force have made a tremendous impact on the economies of their communities. Income tax dollars returned to the government more than offset training costs incurred.

ROP/CTE classes are designed to provide academic studies and hands-on training in entry-level job skills. The classes may be conducted either as classroom-only, community classroom (off of regular school grounds) training, or cooperative vocational education courses (on the job training).

* Classroom-Only- Instruction takes place in a classroom setting with hands-on skills training using industry standard equipment.
* Vocational Classroom/Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) - CVE is a combination of classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training. Students participation in CVE classes must attend related classroom instruction a minimum of 2.5 hours per week throughout the course.
* Community Classroom Setting - Community classroom is a combination of classroom instruction and unpaid on-the-job training at business and public agency sites. (aka Internship)

About CTE (Career Technical Education) CLICK HERE

Getting a Job

One of the major reasons that ROP/CTE exists is to give students a direction and an edge in obtaining employment.

Talk to students about their jobs

Steps to getting a job

1. Decide what you want to do (and are able to do)
2. Find out what is available (where to look)
3. Prepare a resume
4. Investigate the job duties (learn about the employer, salaries, work enviroment)
5. Prepare for the interview (dress, questions, etc)
6. Interview
7. Follow up after interview (thank you's, letters, etc)