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San Diego/Imperial County CAROCP Awards Ceremony
Districts throughout SD county recognize outstanding students
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RDA Student Wins Scholarship
Joanna White’s passion of becoming a Registered Dental Assistant was evident when she submitted an essay.
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From ROP to NASCAR
Math, Science and Technology!
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Vanity Fair Photo Shoot for 49er ROP Student
Vanity Fair Photo Shoot for 49er ROP Student
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Students with Disabilities are Growing the Future
ROP Special education students propagate and plant willow trees for the Department of Water Resources.
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Katie Becomes a Princess
Katie uses skills from her ROP Child Development and Careers with Children classes to interact with children.
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Student Overcomes All Odds
Due to the recession, Rodrigo and his parents were living out of a motel. Rodrigo stayed on task and maintained a 3.0 GPA.
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2013 CTE MasterChef Competition
12 teams from San Diego County competed for the title of 2013 CTE MasterChefs.
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Former Student Trains Current Students
Nancy enjoys a career in retail as store manager and buyer.
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ROP Students Sweep Commercial Food Event
Students win big at the Spring Regional Leadership Meeting and Competitive Recognition Events
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ROP Sales and Service Internship Generates Income
Gabrielle's resume lands her a prestigious college rep position.
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Store Manager at age 20
Brittany combined her love of fashion and her great work ethic into a rewarding career.
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Retail Student Becomes Manager
Katie takes ROP Retail to get graduation credits and ends up loving her job as store manager.
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Law Enforcement Student Becomes Officer
Logan took administration of Justice in high school and is now employed as a correctional officer.
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Floral Design Student Hired by Local Florist
Dalia began taking Floral Design during her junior year in high school. She spends her senior year shadowing her instructor and working in the industry.
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Student uses ROP skills to Freelance in College
Danny Medellin took an after school section of ROP’s Computer Graphics and Design while in high school.
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ASL Student Accepted into Prestigious Program
While taking honors and AP classes, Kim concurrently enrolled into ROP’s American Sign Language because it was part of a career pathway.
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Former TVROP Nursing Student Delivers Baby
Jennifer, a former Tri-Valley ROP Nursing Careers student, spent a summer in Tanzania volunteering in a labor and delivery clinic.
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Making Your Interests Work for You
Daniel Scotti became a Technical Production Director to an audience of 20,000 on a weekly basis, following ROP’s Stage Design and Technology class.
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From Three Jobs to One
Meet Christopher, an ROP student that moved half way across the country and utilized his certificate.
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Cooking Up Something New
A story of how an ROP teacher and culinary class changed gave a student a new perspective on his future.
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Business Interest Supports Public Speaking
Meet Cuiping, a student who came to the US as a freshman in high school. She joined the marketing program in her junior year and learned both business and speaking skills.
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Student Starts his own Business
Meet Juny, a student in the Business Academy program who applied his business skills to start his own company and met President Obama.
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A True Life Changing Decision
Meet Kim, a student who was angry at the world and thought he only needed himself, until he was given options at Eden Area ROP.
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Student earns $5,000 Scholarship
Meet Derrick, a student in the Auto Refinishing class whose skills earned him a $5,000 scholarship in the SKills USA competition.
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Butte ROP Students Win Big at Competitions
Bradley and Jonny win silver at Skills USA and Bradley and Sean win First Place for Public Service Announcement.
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Former Student Employed by Major Car Company
Meet Amado, a student in the ROP Auto Painting Program who landed a job working for Tesla.
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Career Goals Become Reality
Meet Nyeela, an ROP student who loves to cook and now understands the career opportunities within the culinary field.
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Businesses Recognized for Student Support
Over 100 business and education partners were recognized for working with ROP students.
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Woodland High School ROP Team Wins Teamwork Award
Students from ROP Construction and ROP Architectural Design competed in the Sacramento Region Premier Builder’s Exchange Construction Competition.
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Jesse Receives a Bonus at Work
Outstanding ROP student passes industry certification examination.
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Tuition Assistance
Hart District ROP Auto class lands Shane O'Melia a job and tuition assistance to UTI.
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Former ROP Student becomes Asst. General Manager
Meet Brett, a former Hart District ROP Hotel/Restaurant student, who has made the hospitality industry his career.
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Just Ask Elias
49er Dental Careers ROP Student creates website as a pre-dental resource for students interested in entering the field.
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Former Graphic Design Student Designs New Logo
ROP lead Carlos Lupian him down the right path.
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Auto Tech Students Win Scholarship
Austin Williams and Trevor Befort won first place in the UTI High School Top Tech Challenge.
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Students Compete in National Cooking Competition
The Los Angeles Unified School District ROP wins the "Cooking up Change" student competition two years in a row.
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Making Career Dreams a Reality
Meet Barrett, a student that because of his ROP/CTE Classes was able to meet his goal of being a graphic designer.
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Alex Wolff
Meet Alex, he credits his ROP/CTE Electronics Technology course with launching his career.
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Claudia Riveroll
Meet Claudia, an ROP/CTE student that credits her ROP/CTE courses in helping her set her goals and future plans in the Health Care field.
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Real World Skills
Robbie learned employability skills from taking ROP's Virtual Enterprise.
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Jaime Receives Career Guidance
Jaime discovers what area of the medical profession he enjoys.
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Culinary Program Cooks up Academic Success
Meet Leontay, an ROP student that found his passion for cooking in our culinary program.
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Student Realizes Career Goal
Meet Krystal, an ROP student realizing her dream of working within the hospitality industry.
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Student Realizes Career Goal in Law Enforcement
Meet Anthony, an ROP student who is now a Deputy Sheriff.
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Tesla Hires MVROP Students by the Handful
MVROP Auto Body Painting and Refinishing Program students are sought after for employment by auto industry manufacturer Tesla
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ROP Students Graduate from Summer Camp
ROP students attended Woodland Community College during the summer and earned up to 9 units of College Credit.
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ROP Auto Leads to Scholarship Money
Hart ROP Auto graduate used scholarship money she won from the Bridgestone/Firestone Scholarship to help pay for UTI tuition.
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ROP Class Leads to Industry Certification
Meet Chris Cornelio who passed the hands-on practicum portion of the state license following completion of Hart District ROP Dental Assisting
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Immigrant to Become Pharmacist
Manali was seven years old when she came to the United States from India. She enrolled in ROP pharmacy classes in high school.
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Student Shines in Pharmacy Technology Program
MVROP student Young Chen finds success pursuing his love of Pharmacy Technology.
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Career Focus leads to Academic Success
Meet Genesis, a student who, prior to enrolling in the dental program, wasn't focused on her schooling.
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Former Students are Successors to Retired Teachers
Two former students of Tri-Valley ROP's Developmental Psychology of Children have returned to the ROP to teach the very class they took.
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Medical Occupations Student Saves Life
Tri-Valley ROP student Jake Salinas used his experience from the Medical Occupations course to perform CPR on a child.
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Following His Dream to Become an Entrepeneur
Charles Mercader operates his own business called SquidCam, which makes a camera attachment for the iPhone.
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Joe Teaches Injury Prevention to Disneyland Stars
Former ROP Sports Medicine student following his passion at Disneyland
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ROP Graduate Receives Offer of Employement
Roland, ROP Process Plant Operator student, accepted an offer of employment from Hanna Instruments for the position of Business Development Manager.
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Student Pursues Career in Computer Forensics
Former ROP "Introduction to Law" student pursuing a career in Computer Forensics due to the positive experience and knowledge he gained in ROP class.
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Culinary Program Leads to Empoyment
Meet Ramon, an ROP student whose participation in the culinary program helped him find a career path he enjoys.
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ROP Student Wins Photography Award
Justice, an aspiring photographer, wins the Kodak.com "Picture of the Day Award"
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Photography Skills Create Work Through College
When Trevor went to college, he learned that he could use his photography skills while studying engineering.
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ROP Student Covered Presidential Inaugeration
Josai utilized the skills he learned in ROP to cover a national news event and produce a short film.
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Employer Funds Welding Student's Education
Jake found his niche in ROP's welding class.
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From ROP Student to ROP Teacher
Colleen went from ROP in high school to ROP as an adult to now being an ROP Instructor.
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Christian Started a Clothing Company as a Senior
As a senior in high school, Christian Yi the skills he learned in his ROP class to start his own company.
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Brian Baker - Law Enforcement Success Story
Former Tri-County ROP student becomes a law enforcment officer.
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Tri-County ROP LVN Student Becomes LVN Instructor
Tri-County ROP Student takes LVN Course then becomes an LVN instructor.
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Student Completes Tri-County ROP LVN Course
Student attends the Tri-County ROP LVN Course, now works in a critical care unit.
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Students Graduate LVN Program
LVN students graduate from an accelerated 11 month comprehensive ROP LVN course at Sutter County One Stop.
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Donovan Becomes a Firefighter at Age 21
Meet Donavon Fullner, an ROP student whose training secured him a job with Selma City Fire Department.
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Robotic Welder at Age 20
High school ROP class leads to lucrative welding career.
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Success for a Young Mother of Two
Meet Sarahi, an ROP student and mother that was determined to provide for her family.
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Job Secured at ROP Dental Assistant Internship
Jackie was a trouble youth. A supportive ROP Dental Assisting instructor helped her secure a dental assisting jog.
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ROP Students Cooking up Change
Two ROP culinary students will have their dishes served multiple times throughout the year to Los Angeles Unified School District’s 650,000 students.
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Achieving Financial Independence
Chonjaceai graduated from high school and participated in the WorkAbility1 program.
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Graphic Designer at Innovative Design Firm
AC was hired as a full-time graphic designer as a result the portfolio he began creating in his ROP class.
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Internship Hires Student as Medical Assistant
ROP student Silvestre Hernandez discovered he had an interest in the medical field when he took ROP's medical terminology class.
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From Student to Teacher
Kaelin Swaney, ROP Careers with Children student, pursuing her dream of working with children.
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Child Development Student Opens Preschool
Samantha Bunce, Owner of Early Explorers Preschool, former Child Development and Education student with 49er ROP.
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ROP Fashion Design Student Goes to FIDM
Austin Wittick, a 49er ROP Fashion Design and History Graduate, pursuing his dream.
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Meet Josh
Riverside SCE's Child Care Occupations program help Josh get training and land a job.
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Meet Brian
Troubled high school student enrolls in Riverside SCE’s Welding program and receives encouragement and training to begin a career as a welder.
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Meet Charisma
Charisma’s classes at Riverside SCE prepare her for her new administrative job in a medical office.
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Meet April
When April decides to change careers, classes in Medical Administration help her land a new job in a physician’s office.
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Meet Rafael
Rafael takes classes in medical office administration and launches a new career in only a short amount of time.
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Meet Martha
After completing the Registered Dental Assistant program, Martha, a single mother, lands a job quickly.
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Meet Reyna
The Registered Dental Assistant program at Riverside SCE prepares Reyna for finding a job and beginning work in her new career.
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Meet Sharon
An ambitious high school graduate completes the Registered Dental Assistant program and begins a career in a field she loves.
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Meet Chen
When her husband is laid off, Chen needs education and training in order to land a job. Riverside SCE’s Medical Assisting program helps her define her career goals and begin working part time.
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Meet Denisse
Denisse meets her goal of becoming a Registered Dental Assistant through Riverside SCE’s RDA program.
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Meet Raelyn
Raelyn fulfills her goal of becoming a Registered Dental Assistant through Riverside SCE’s RDA program.
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Meet Yury
Yury's dream of becoming a dental hygienist comes true with support from Riverside SCE.
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Meet Vanessa
Vanessa’s Pharmacy Technician class gives her the skills needed to land a job that offers higher pay and opportunities to advance.
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Meet Patricia
After a painful loss, Patricia returns to school, taking classes through Riverside SCE to earn a certification as a nursing assistant. She is now employed in a new career she loves.
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Meet Melissa
Melissa, a single mother, works part time as a nursing assistant while finishing the classes needed to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
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Meet Tiffany
Tiffany begins her career as a nursing assistant, and after further education and training, meets her goal of becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
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ROP Connection to Industry Yields Job Offer
William's dream of working in the graphics industry became a reality as a result of his instructor's connection to the industry.
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Discovering a Fulfilling Career
Elaine's family raised her to be a pharmacist, but she discovered that her dream job was in nursing.
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Foster Student Graduates and Becomes CNA
Fernando, a foster student separated from his siblings, graduates high school and gains employment as a licensed CNA.
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Foster Student Gets Funding and Job Placement
Justin became certified as a Pharmacy Technician and landed a job before turning 18 years old.
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IVROP Project Éxito Helps Ex-Gang Member
Manuel transitioned from continuation school to high school after enrolling in IVROP's Project Éxito.
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IVROP Project Éxito Secures Job for Young Father
Eighteen-year-old Ramon seeks employment while raising his daughter and going to college.
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ROP Opened Doors for Career Path
The ROP classes Emily completed in high school built a foundation of knowledge and experience for her career in physical therapy.
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Former Student Credits ROP for College Success
Amber, a former ROP student who took Medical Terminology and Sports Therapy and Fitness, proves how important ROP is to future success.
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Dispassionate Student Becomes Engaged
Karina never felt connected or passionate about the classes that took until ROP introduced her to Culinary Arts.
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ROP Business Student Receives College Opportunity
Michelle's decision to take three ROP business classes resulted in an invitation to visit a college, which she later attended, and an internship with IBM.
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Computer Aided Design Class Yields City Planner
Despite hearing impairment, ROP inspired Jerrod to pursue an advanced education and become a city planner in Chino Hills.
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Medical Student Challenges Status Quo
Brianna is taking steps to ensure she will be the first college student in her family.
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Young Artist Explores New Methods
Confident in her artistic abilities at a young age, Angela was wary of trying new mediums. ROP helped Angela explore new methods, utilize new materials and expand her repertoire.
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First-Hand Experiences Determine Medical Pathway
Career specialist directs student to enroll in ROP class, a decision that will assist her in achieving her goal of becoming a medical professional.
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Immigrant Given Opportunity to Excel
ROP Provided a second chance to Emilian, an immigrant looking for opportunity in business management.
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Hopeful Firefighter Begins Career Pathway
Chris did not know where to start when it came to his childhood ambition of becoming a firefighter, but ROP got him started on the career pathway.
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CSI Course Paves the Way for College
Anna's career and college goals are influenced by ROP's Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) course.
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Fire Technology Student Gains Confidence
Tony successfully completed Fire Technology programs and is now on the path to becoming a fire fighter.
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Paying it Forward
Meet Dr. Lance Larsen, a former ROP student who showed entrepreneurial spirit in the field of information technology.
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Student Testimonials

Celebrating a CRY-ROP Foundation Scholarship
Selena is a CRY-ROP scholarship recipient who is working towards her dream of becoming a healthcare professional through CRY-ROP's Vocational Nursing program.
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Why Career Technical Education Matters
Meet Sabrina, a ROP student who is proud to promote ROP classes because they provide students with opportunities to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the real world.
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Why Career Technical Education Matters
Meet Adilene, an ROP student working towards her dream of becoming a social worker.
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Why Career Technical Education Matters
Alexandria’s interest in Auto Shop turned into a passion to pursue a career as an Automotive Technician
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Real World Experience
J. Vela took a retail sales class with Baldy View ROP in 1973 and it was life-changing.
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Education with a Purpose
Students provide personal testimonials regarding their career passion and how SoCal ROC helped them to pursue that passion.
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ROP Lead Me to Higher Education
Meet Margarita, an ROP student that found her passion.
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SoCal ROC - Education with a Purpose
Meet SoCal ROC community members that have benefited from SoCal ROC's Career Technical Education programs.
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Nursing Careers Led Student to Seek her Passion
Tri-Valley ROP Nursing Careers student found her calling in life. The training she received in the course helped her gain entrance into a competitive B.S.N. Program.
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Preparation Meets Opportunity
Meet Matt, an ROP student preparing for a career as a firefighter.
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Marketing Program Graduate Gives Back
Meet Tiffany, a former marketing student who believes in the value of the program so much that she now serves on the advisory board.
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Role Plays Impact Hiring Process
Meet Michael, a former marketing student who uses the skills he learned in marketing and at DECA competitions within his current job at Yelp.
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More than a Dream
Meet Tim, a former high school student who attributes his success to his high school marketing program.
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Business Academy Impacts College and Future
Meet Vergel, an ROP Business Academy student who found purpose and focus while in the program.
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I have the Greatest Job!
Meet Michael, a former welding student who loves his job and is quickly moving up the ladder of success!
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Student Benefits from Multiple ROP Classes
An ROP student grows as a peer leader while saving for her future.
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ROP Fashion, Retail, Sales and Service
A testimonial video about the success of the ROP Retail, Fashion and Sales and Service programs, made by ROP Internet Production Students.
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ROP Engineering and Architecture In Action
In a video produced by ROP Journalism/Media Productions students, Teacher Mike Bruggeman highlights the work of ROP students.
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Single Mother Develops Skills to Support Family
The opportunity to put skills learned in Computer Business Applications to use in the workplace.
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Students Return to Help
One teacher shares her story of two exceptional ROP Fashion Design students.
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Have You Ever Impressed a Marine Drill Sergeant?
How one former ROP Computer Business Applications rose to the top.
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Opening Doors
Teacher discusses a Computer Business Applications student who used the skills learned in his class to stand out.
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Successful Freelance Make-Up Artist
Meet Catherine, a SLHS Business Academy and ROP student that made her dream of becoming a Hollywood makeup artist and entrepreneur a reality.
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WorkAbility Success Story
Student finds a job and continues school with the assistance of the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IVROP). Workability program.
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Hector Receives Help Towards his Future
Meet Hector, a construction student who attributes the construction program for teaching him the value of hard work.
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Able to Contribute to Household Income
Meet Eric, a student in the construction program at Eden Area ROP.
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ROP Program Provides Focus
Meet Pedro, an ROP student who likes going to school now that he is in ROP.
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Construction Program Provides Advantages
Meet Gorge, a student who has learned the value professionalism in the construction program.
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Medical Occupations class made me who I am
Meet Jessica, an ROP student that found her passion in the medical field.
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ROP Medical Internship Leads to Permanent Job
Meet Laura, a medical occupations student whose internship placement hired her permanently after graduation.
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ROP Makes Positive Impact
Meet Tifani, a student who attributes her success to being an ROP student.
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Reyna Jacques and the Business Management Program
The business management program has shaped Reyna into a better consumer, employee, student and entrepreneur.
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Business Management Program
Alejandro learned essential business skills.
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ROP Video Production
Mike was able to get multiple jobs as a result of ESGVROP/TC
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Antchineche Becomes an EMT
Antchineche heard about the program at a local career fair during a pivotal time in her life.
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Journalism and Digital Photography
Krystal Flores finds her passion in journalism and digital photography.
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Future Photographer
Thai Vang comments on her experiences in an ROP photography class.
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ROP gave me confidence
Meet Antonio, Digital Video Producer
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Discovering Your Passion
Meet Shelly who was able to confirm her career choice through an ROP Internship
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Graphic Design Internship
Janezza Sanchez had a great experience in her graphic design internship at 25 SCORE in Santa Clarita.
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ROP Leads to Dream Career
Meet Garret Stone who is pursuing his dream career thanks to ROP.
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Medical Assisting Internship
Nick Morales, a senior at Canyon High School, completes an ROP Internship at Prima Pediatrics.
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Film Production Internship
Marie-Clair completed a Theater Management internship at Repertory East Playhouse
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Careers with Children Student Testimonial
Frankie trains everyday in the pre-school program on his high school campus.
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Denisse Torres
Denisse loves her new career as a Dental Assistant
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Patricia Lewis
Patricia successfully changes careers from banking to the medical profession and is loving her new career.
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A Career She Loves
An ambitious high school graduate completes the Registered Dental Assistant program and begins a new career.
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Reyna Reyez
Registered Dental Assisting program gives Reyna new confidence and a new career.
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Multiple ROP Classes Equal Multiple Opportunities
Tiana had a clear vision of what she wanted for her future. ROP helped open doors for her while she was still in high school.
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Hands-On Experience in Culinary Arts
ROP ignited a love for culinary arts in Theresa and gave her employment opportunities.
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Mechanical Skills Foster Job Offer
Decision to take ROP automotive class as a senior in high school provides Derek with an opportunity for job growth.
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ROP Student Becomes Physical Therapist
Meet Emily, a former ROP student who has an enriching career as a physical therapist.
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Massage Therapist Explores Entrepreneurship
Business Management course prepares massage therapist to open her own facility.
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Possibilites are Limitless for Young Artist
Angela was able to discover whole new worlds of art and evolve into a multifaceted artist.
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Assurance of Future Career
Zyerie's intership in an E.R. and classroom experiences give her confidence to become a Registered Nurse.
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Returning to ROP
Remembering her high school experience with ROP, Thanh-Loan decides to enroll into the nursing program as an adult.
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Ability to Test Interest in the Medical Field
Meet Brianna, an ROP student that is taking steps to ensure she will be the first person in her family to attend college.
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Work Experience in an Educational Setting
Meet Trevor, an ROP student that doesn't let his circumstances slow him down in achieving his dream of working in the medical field.
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ROP Effects College Readiness
Meet Hanna, an ROP student who is committed to her goal of working in pediatric medicine.
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Discovering a Passion for Nursing
Elaine's interest in a nursing career turned into a passion after completing ROP nursing internship programs.
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Passion for Fashion
Pachet's Retail Sales & Merchandising Internship course gives her just the experience she was hoping for in the fashion industry.
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