A Message From Our President

Dear CAROCP Member,

Welcome! On behalf of CAROCP, the Association of Career and College Readiness Organizations, I would like to welcome each of you to the 2021-2022 school year. 

CAROCP’s mission is to promote and support the regional delivery of exemplary career education, career development, and workforce preparation that contribute to student academic and career success and to the economic development of California.  Membership in CAROCP is open to all Career Technical Education (CTE) minded individuals and organizations.  Our membership is both Individual and Institutional -membership and other information about CAROCP can be found on its website at www.rocpinspire.org  Adding your voice in support of CTE is critical to the success of students and California’s workforce.  Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs), County Offices of Education, and School Districts work together with business and industry to build a singular vision of tomorrow’s workforce. 

Membership in CAROCP promotes our mission statement and strengthens our voice in support of CTE.  Membership benefits include:

  • CAROCP is focused on its lobbying and legislative efforts to improve CTE. Legislative advocates provide regular legislative updates that keep CAROCP members informed and engaged with bill tracking and legislative changes or updates.
  • Communication updates from a variety of CTE and education organizations throughout California.
  • CTE professional development at the regional level.
  • Support in delivering high-quality CTE to all students in California.

The past year has been a very long and challenging year.  Despite the challenges we all faced and the anxiety we experienced, there is reason for hope.  The accomplishments we continued to strive towards in helping students succeed has been truly amazing. Schools in California (and across the country) have either opened or are in the process of reopening in the 2021-2022 school year.  I am an optimist, and so I am looking forward in the very near future to a time when we will begin to see closure of this pandemic as we, once again come together in support of CTE.  We accomplished much this past year, however, there is more to accomplish.  I look forward to meeting you and seeing you at one of our quarterly meetings, with the first in-person meeting in September 2021.  Please join us!


John Smith
2021-22 CAROCP President
(562) 698-9571
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