pa r t ner s hips for career success 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.