Benefits of ROP
- Workbound and collegebound ROP students are able to explore careers. (Training in 27 career fields offered.)
- ROP students gain a better understanding of how academics relate to careers.
- ROP students find out if they excel in a particular occupation before investing additional time and resources.
- ROP students acqire valuable practical experience and professional contacts in their field of interest.
- ROP alumni are able to effectively compete in the job market.
- ROP alumni can earn a living while pursuing additional/higher educaton.
- ROP students can work towards earning a high school diploma and college credits.
- ROP helps increase the graduation rate, and may contribute to a reduction in the high school drop out rate.
- ROP provides career academic curriculum which may assist students with passing the high school exit exam.
- Some ROP staff work on high school campuses and serve as a valuable faculty resource.
- Employers can draw from a pool of skilled workers.
- Employers (who serve as an ROP internship site) can see peoples' work skills before hiring them.
- Employers can shape education and impact the economy by offering advice on ROP curriculum.
- Employers can reduce labor turnover, absenteeism, and on-the-job injuries by employing ROP's well-trained alumni.
- Employers gain recognition for their dedication to education.
- ROP helps reduce the unemployment rate through training and job placement efforts. The program generates more wage earners, increasing the number of taxpayers directly supporting their local community.
- ROP helps reduce the number of people relying on welfare and public assistance funds.
- ROP training is tuition-free and available to people of all economic levels.
- CAROCP (California Association of Regional Occupational Centers/Programs) is a statewide professional organization that helps the 72 statewide ROCPs meet community needs. Business leaders are encouraged to join.
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