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President’s Message


June 23, 2018

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.

For those of you familiar with CAROCP, please take a second look at the mission statement and reflect on how CAROCP has supported your work and your organization by ensuring the delivery of high quality Career Technical Education (CTE) to California students. If you are new to CAROCP, you can identify the critical elements in this mission statement for your work from nearly any CTE lens. To all of you, “Welcome to 2018-2019!”

CAROCP provides these outstanding benefits to members:

  • Excellent CTE Fall Conference opportunity attended by over 600 in 2018!
  • Timely information from the field about current developments
  • Opportunities to connect with representatives from CDE and other CTE organizations working inside and outside California
  • Support network through access to membership that can help with nearly every aspect of delivering high quality CTE to your students
  • Strong legislative voice for CTE advocacy in Sacramento

Our membership is an involved group of volunteers who contribute to a statewide voice for Career Technical Education. We also act as an interdependent support network for each other across the state. We have both institutional and individual members from all regions of the state who come together as proponents for high quality Career Technical Education.

Currently, much of this work is focusing on educating the public and elected officials about the necessity to fully-support Career Technical Education. CAROCP is also very involved with legislative advocacy in Sacramento – we know we have made critical impacts in the past several years of funding agreements through the Governor’s proposals. We see that continuing into 2018-2019 and beyond!

It is true that CTE has never been more important for all students’ long-term success. Higher graduation and persistence rates correlating to CTE students speak for themselves. We believe our legislative wins demonstrate the value of rigorous, relevant CTE to both our students and our state’s long-term economic health.

Please, join us in our journey in preparing students for career and college, and again, welcome to CAROCP!

Thomas Hanson
CAROCP President
2018-2019

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