A Message From Our President

Dear Member,

On behalf of CAROCP, the Association of College & Career Readiness Organizations, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you as a member of our organization. We are delighted to have you join our community of dedicated Career Technical Education (CTE) professionals who are passionate about advancing high quality CTE in California.

Your membership with CAROCP allows us to continue our mission and strengthen our voice while providing you with access to benefits that are designed to support and enhance your work. Here are just a few of the advantages you can expect:

  • Networking Opportunities: CAROCP provides an opportunity for networking with fellow educators, industry leaders, and policymakers. Our quarterly board meetings, conferences, and online forums offer you opportunities to connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas with other CTE professionals who share your passion for high quality CTE.
  • Advocacy and Influence: CAROCP actively advocates for the interests of ensuring high quality CTE at the state level. As a member, you can participate in our advocacy efforts, lending your voice to the promotion and support of CTE initiatives, policy development, and legislative actions that benefit the field.
  • Professional Development: We are excited to very soon introduce a professional and leadership development series designed to enhance your and your team’s capacity to deliver quality CTE programming.  Workshops and webinars will be presented by CTE experts and thought leaders, covering a wide range of topics including curriculum development, instructional strategies, emerging technologies, and best practices in CTE.

We encourage you to make the most of your CAROCP membership by actively engaging with our events, resources, and fellow members. Your involvement will not only enhance your professional growth but also contribute to the collective advancement of high-quality CTE in California. 

Please check out our website for new updates and a calendar of events.

Once again, welcome to CAROCP! We are excited to have you join our community and look forward to collaborating with you to shape the future of CTE.  

Margie de Ruyter
2023-24 CAROCP President



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