Career Technical Education/Regional Occupational Program (CTE/ROP) is the Contra Costa County Office of Education's career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students gain knowledge and skills for future careers.
In addition to the skills developed for specific fields, each class helps students develop a résumé, review effective interviewing techniques and identify sources of employment.
CTE/ROP is an excellent way to prepare for college. If students are uncertain about their college major or career choice, CTE/ROP provides an opportunity to explore a career field. Students use the skills they develop in CTE/ROP to gain higher paying part-time work to help pay for college expenses.
Internships and hands-on experience provide students the opportunity to “try-out” career choices before investing time and money in college or post-secondary training.