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san diego businesses & regional occupational program (ROP)
partnerships for
            career success
The San Diego County Regional Occupational           immediately productive individuals who                 ß Provide assistance in development of new
Program (ROP) offers vocational and technical        possess the necessary skills and attitudes to be         curriculum and course offerings that provide
skills training, career counseling and placement     successful employees. Students in turn acquire           students with the tools to succeed in today‘s
instruction through the County Office of             occupational and workplace skills that translate         job market
Education. From medical training to automotive       into rewarding careers.                                ß Promote career paths for students
technology and from international trade to
culinary arts, ROP offers over 250 different         Partnerships for the Future                            ß Provide students with an accurate picture of
courses throughout San Diego County based            Business involvement in ROP is on a volunteer            work and skill expectations in your industry
on current and future labor market demands.          basis with great payback in many forms. By
Students can enroll in ROP to learn entry-           participating in the program, your business will     Your involvement in ROP will help shape the
level job skills, prepare for advanced training,     be able to:                                          future of your industry today.
upgrade existing skills or train for a new career.
ROP is open to all San Diego County residents          ß Assist in the training of your next generation
age 16 and older, and is tuition free.                   of employees with up-to-date industry
                                                         standards
More than 560 credentialed teachers with               ß Provide an educational and training
industry experience train over 45,000 students           resource for those looking to expand their
every year. Through ROP, business and                    skill base in a given industry
industry are provided with a pool of trained,




how you can participate
By becoming involved with ROP, you will              Speaking Opportunities                               Monetary Support
become integral in shaping the face of the           Industry speakers are invited to talk with           Many ROP classes are in need of monetary
incoming workforce, whether you serve on             students about their experiences in a field, as      donations to purchase necessary learning
an advisory board or simply speak to a class         well as current and anticipated workforce needs      equipment, textbooks and other tools for
about your real-world experiences in your            within their industry.                               learning. With your donation, you are enabling
industry. There are options for how you and your                                                          students to learn with the most up-to-date
business can assist.                                 Job Shadowing                                        technology and methods of learning available.
                                                     Students can tour company facilities and/or
Advisory Board Participation                         shadow an employee to get a real “flavor” of         ROP can provide you with assistance in selecting
Industry representatives have the opportunity        the industry.                                        a school site with which to partner, as well as
to sit on industry advisory boards for related                                                            work with you to develop a partnership program
courses, allowing them to work directly with         Internships                                          specifically suited to fit the needs and available
teachers to develop new curriculum designed          The best way for students to understand how          resources of your organization. In return for
to meet current industry needs. Advisory boards      an industry works and what is actually required      your time and dedication, your business will be
provide critiques of existing courses, examining     in a specific job is to have the opportunity to      publicly recognized by ROP in various city and
how well they fit with industry requirements.        participate in an internship. Business partners      countywide publications and events.
                                                     allow for students to spend time, paid or
Mentorships                                          unpaid, in real-world business environments
Partner employees can offer one-on-one time          to get hands-on experience in their field of
with students for an in-depth look at a given        interest.
industry or job focus. This may be accomplished
by email, class visits or whatever fits your needs   Equipment Donation
and schedule.                                        Businesses can donate equipment to ROP,
                                                     giving students the opportunity to simulate
                                                     real-world experience, working with technology
                                                     currently used in industry.
ROP works with more                                                                                          20 industries
         than 1,800 partners from                                                                                 250 courses
   more than 30 industry areas                                                                                108 campuses
                                                                                                                      throughout San Diego County
Automotive                       Medical                               Education                             ROP offers training in a variety of industry
Automobile Club of Southern CA   Scripps Health                        San Diego State University            clusters including:
Bob Baker                        Sharp Healthcare                      University of California, San Diego
Carl Burger’s Dodge              Pfizer, Inc.                          University of San Diego               Agriculture/Vet Sciences
Chevrolet                        Kaiser Permanente                                                           Landscape Design
Cunningham BMW                   University of California, San Diego   Consumer Goods                        Veterinary Assistant/Animal Care
Ford Motor                       Shiley Eye Center                     Frito-Lay
GM                               Palomar Pomerado Health Center        Pepsi Cola                            Arts/Media and Entertainment
State Farm Insurance             Balboa Veterinary Hospital            GAP                                   Computerized Graphic Design
                                 Grossmont Animal Hospital             Skateboard.com                        Professional Music Theater Performer
Business                                                               Snap-On Tools                         Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Arthur Andersen, LLP             Government                            Jack in the Box, Inc.
Bank of America                  City of San Diego                                                           Building Trades and Construction
California Bank & Trust          Lockheed Martin                       Entertainment                         Construction Electrician
General Electric                 U.S. Department of Commerce           U.S. Olympic Training Center          Air Conditioning/Heating/Refrigeration
U.S. Bank                        Department of Defense, Naval          San Diego Zoo
First National Bank                 Station San Diego Commissary       Sea World Adventure Park              Education/Child Development/Family Services
Geico, Inc.                                                            Regal Entertainment                   Child Development Careers
                                 Hospitality                                                                 Teaching Careers/Instructional Aide
Technology                       Barona Casino                         Journalism
Apple                            California Restaurant Association     KFMB Television                       Fashion/Interior Design
Boyd Anderson Studios            Food & Beverage Association           North County Times                    Interior Design and Sales
Cisco Systems                       of San Diego County                                                      Fashion Merchandising
CompUSA, Inc.                    Hilton Hotels                         Legal                                 Upholstery
Dell                             Hotel Del Coronado                    Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP
Gateway Computer Corp.           Specialty Produce                                                           Business/Finance
Hewlett Packard                  Viejas Casino                                                               Financial Services/Sales
                                                                                                             Bookkeeping/Accounting
Microsoft Corporation
                                                                                                             Business/Computer Applications
Kyocera America                  Engineering/Construction
                                                                                                             Business Management & Ownership
Qualcomm                         Burch Construction
Biocom                           Burkett & Wong Engineers
                                                                                                             Health Science/Medical Technology
SBC Pacific Bell                 Caterpillar/Solar Turbines
                                                                                                             Nurse Assistant
Cox Communications               U.S. Air Conditioning District                                              Sports Medicine
Electromotive Computers          Centex Corp.                                                                Surgical Technology
                                                                                                             Orthopedic Tech
                                                                                                             Dental Assistant
                                                                                                             Optical/Ophthalmic Tech
“We are more likely to hire                          “The ROP courses I took in                              Hospitality/Tourism/Recreation
students who have interned                           high school gave me the basic                           Hospitality & Tourism
through ROP because they                             job skills and foundation I                             Marketing/Meeting/Special Events

know how to interact in the                          needed to get ahead and                                 Information Technology
                                                                                                             CISCO Network Academy
environment and are job-                             start my career.”                                       Multimedia Productions
ready when they leave                                                                                        Computer Technology
                                                     Marie Lunsford
the program.”                                        ROP Student and Recent SDSU Graduate
                                                                                                             Legal and Protective Services
                                                                                                             Criminal Justice
                                                     in Public Administration                                Dispatch Operator/Emergency
Marlene Ruiz
Kaiser Permanente                                                                                            Manufacturing and Product Development
                                                                                                             Welding/Metal Fabrication
                                                                                                             Furniture Manufacturing/Finishing
                                                     “Through our partnership
“Career options come to                              with ROP, we are preparing                              Marketing/Sales/Service
                                                                                                             Virtual Enterprise
life much more quickly                               students for successful futures                         Retail Merchandising/Marketing
                                                                                                             Customer Service Specialist
when students get involved                           while helping to shape the
with ROP.”                                           face of the insurance and auto                          Tech Services/Engineering/Science
                                                                                                             Engineering Design & Development
                                                     body repair industries.”                                Electronics Technician
Laurie Arvay                                                                                                 Transportation/Auto/Engines
Family Child Care Pre-school Owner and               Tom Howlett                                             Power, Energy & Trans Tech/Electric Vehicle
UC Davis Instructor                                  State Farm Insurance                                    Auto Body Repair/Refinishing
                                                                                                             Auto Engine Performance
                                                                                                             Auto Suspension, Steering and Brakes
                                                                                                             Diesel Technology
Dear Prospective Businesses:
Thank you for your interest in the San Diego County Regional                                   We look forward to partnering with you to continue our tradition
Occupational Program (ROP). Your involvement and support of                                    of providing the best means for ensuring a vibrant, dedicated and
ROP will continue to enhance the quality of service we provide our                             highly-trained workforce in San Diego County through ROP.
students who are preparing to become successful and productive
members of our San Diego County workforce.                                                     Sincerely,

ROP has come a long way since we opened our doors in 1969,
starting with three courses, 80 students, and a budget of $132,000.
Today, ROP has expanded its offerings to over 250 courses
offered throughout the county, with a combined enrollment of
45,000 students and a budget of $32 million. It is only through the                            Steven C. Pinning, ROP Senior Director
involvement of local and national businesses such as yours that ROP                            San Diego County Office of Education
has been able to achieve the designation as the regions’ foremost
technical and career training program.




If you are interested in shaping the future workforce in San Diego County
while at the same time helping students learn and make practical application
from real-world experience, then call ROP today.
You can directly contact the district that best matches your industry focus
and/or geographic area, or simply call the San Diego County Office of
Education at (858) 292-3529.

More information can also be found on the San Diego County ROP website:
www.sdcoe.net/rop.



METRO SAN DIEGO CITY AREA                                     Sweetwater Union High School District                         Palomar Community College
                                                                1355 Second Avenue                                            1140 West Mission Road, #AA-136
San Diego City Schools                                          Chula Vista, CA 91911                                         San Marcos, CA 92069
Revere Center                                                   Phone (619) 498-8800                                          Phone (760) 744-1150 x 2293
  6735 Gifford Way                                                                                                            www.palomar.edu/rop
  San Diego, CA 92111                                         NORTH COUNTY AREA
  Phone (858) 627-7208                                                                                                      Poway Unified/Career Technical and Adult Ed.
                                                              Borrego Springs High School                                     13230 Evening Creek Dr. South, Ste. 220
San Diego Community College                                     2281 Diegueno Road                                            San Diego, CA 92128
  Phone (619) 388-6851                                          Borrego Springs, CA 92004                                     Phone (858) 668-4000
                                                                Phone (760) 767-5335                                          www.powayrop.com
EAST COUNTY AREA
                                                              Carlsbad High School                                          Ramona Unified School District
Grossmont Union High School District                            3557 Monroe Street                                            1401 Hanson Lane
  924 East Main Street                                          Carlsbad, CA 92008                                            Ramona, CA 92065
  El Cajon, CA 92021                                            Phone (760) 331-5100                                          Phone (760) 787-4035
  Phone (619) 590-3923
  rop.guhsd.net                                               Escondido Adult School                                        San Dieguito Academy/Adult Education
                                                                3750 Mary Lane                                                800 Santa Fe Drive
Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College                            Escondido, CA 92025                                           Encinitas, CA 92024
  8800 Grossmont College Drive                                  Phone (760) 739-7309                                          Phone (760) 753-1758
  El Cajon, CA 92020
  Phone (619) 644-7550                                        Fallbrook High School                                         San Marcos District Office
  www.grossmont.edu/rop                                         2234 S. Stage Coach Lane                                      255 Pico Ave, Suite 250
                                                                Fallbrook, CA 92028                                           San Marcos, CA 92069
Mountain Empire Unified School District                         Phone (760) 723-6300 x 3212                                   Phone (760) 752-1272
 3305 Buckman Springs Road                                      www.fuhsd.net/fhs/cc
 Pine Valley, CA 91962                                                                                                      Valley Center-Pauma Unified
 Phone (619) 473-8601 ext. 309                                Julian High School                                              14172 Oak Glen Rd., Room 3
                                                                1656 Highway 78                                               Valley Center, CA 92082
SOUTH COUNTY AREA                                               Julian, CA 92036                                              Phone (760) 749-4218
                                                                Phone (760) 765-0606
Coronado High School Adult/ROP                                                                                              Vista Adult School/ROP
  650 “D” Avenue                                              Oceanside/Educational Support Services                          305 E. Bobier Drive
  Coronado, CA 92118                                            2111 Mission Ave. Bldg. D, #C                                 Vista, CA 92084
  Phone (619) 522-8911                                          Oceanside, CA 92054                                           Phone (760) 758-7122
  www.rop.coronado.k12.ca.us                                    Phone (760) 439-5738                                          www.vistarop.com
                                                                www.rop.oside.k12.ca.us
Southwestern College                                                                                                        Warner Unified
  900 Otay Lakes Road, Room 213                                                                                              Highway 79
  Chula Vista, CA 91910                                                                                                      Warner Springs, CA 92086
  Phone (619) 482-6377                                                                                                       Phone (760) 782-3517 x12



Board of Education
Nick Aguilar • Susan Hartley • Sharon Jones • Robert J. Watkins • John Witt
County Superintendent of Schools
Randolph E. Ward, Ed.D.
All courses are offered to high school students, out-of-school youths and adults of California without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or income level.

				
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