June 21, 2017
On Behalf of CAROCP, I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! CAROCP’s mission is to promote and support the regional delivery of exemplary career education, career development, and workforce preparation that contribute to student academic and career success and to the economic developments of California.
CAROCP’s membership is comprised of both, individual and institutional memberships from all areas of the state. The benefits of membership are numerous. Through membership, you get to add your voice to CAROCP’s strong lobbying efforts focused on improving the quality and quantity of career education opportunities for all students. Our legislative advocates provide you with regular legislative alerts, bill tracking, and information trending in Sacramento. Your own job-related skills and knowledge are enhanced through professional development and relationships with CTE leaders throughout the state, and you stay current on the latest trends impacting CTE by joining CAROCP.
Examples of recent CAROCP accomplishments include:
- A highly rated annual fall conference for CTE, attended by approximately 500 educators
- Bipartisan support to extend CTE Incentive Grant funding
- A signed 2017-18 California budget that will provide CTE Incentive Grant funding for the next two years
- Implementation of a data collection pilot project to contribute to the statewide conversation about data collection and use in the identification of Career Readiness indicators
In looking ahead to the 2017-2018 school year, the CAROCP Executive Board and membership will be refreshing its annual strategic plan, liaising with other professional organizations to stay abreast of items of interest to CTE and CAROCP, advocating for sustainable systems of funding and legislative support, and engaging in conversations surrounding other hot topics such as accountability, credentialing, and career pathway development.
You can expect to receive important and timely information from CAROCP, and your expertise, involvement and commitment to the specialized field of CTE will assist the organization reach its goals. Challenges facing regional delivery of CTE turn into opportunities when we can all unite for a common effort. It is critical that we reach out and engage our colleagues across the state as we stand together for high quality CTE, sustainable funding for high tech programs that benefit the workforce
Welcome to CAROCP!