What is CTE?
Career Technical Education (CTE) is designed to engage all students in an integrated applied learning experience resulting in the ability to master both technical skills and academic knowledge necessary to for students to be career and college ready. CTE courses, which are offered at high schools in Hesperia Unified, provide up to date technical training that integrate common core academics in mathematics and language arts. CTE courses and pathways provide essential workplace and career readiness skills that students can draw upon over a lifetime of learning and career development.
CTE courses offer rigorous, integrated, technical, and academic content focused on careers that are intrinsically interesting to students delivered through applied, performance- and project-based teaching strategies that facilitate understanding and mastery. With the sequence of CTE courses, students are able to make a stronger connection between school and the real world. Making this connection often increases students’ interest in school and motivating them to go on to college and/or pursue a particular career.
HUSD-CTE would like to extend our appreciation to our local business partners who have taken time from their busy day to invest and provide these opportunities to our students. Many of our CTE courses offer internship or community class (paid and/or non-paid) experience in partnership with local businesses who want to ensure that our students have a hands on opportunity to apply their new skills.
Register for Career Technical Education courses with your high school counselor.
What is ROP?
The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides career technical education and support services that augment and expand the capabilities of our school districts. Our courses provide instruction for entry-level employment, advanced training, and upgrading skills. ROP courses are limited to occupational areas where there is reasonable expectation of employment or postsecondary articulation, and where there is sufficient student interest. ROP is tuition free, however, the purchase of books, uniforms, supplies, medical clearance testing and/or licensing fees may be required. Enrollment is limited. High school students have priority enrollment.
Many ROP courses are articulated with local colleges for high school and college credits.
ROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Hesperia Unified School District, in partnership with San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, is proud to offer the following ROP programs:
Automotive Systems - NATEF
Child Development Careers
Computer Business Applications
Medical Core I
Nursing: Intro to
Office Operations & Technology (Computers)
Sports Therapy & Fitness
ROP schedules are available online at www.rop.cc
Questions? Call (760) 244-1771 ext 157
There are many FREE programs available to help you.
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San Bernardino County - Employment Resource Center
Visit the Employment Resource Center for help finding job leads, creating your resume, completing job application and interview assistance. Free Internet access!
17310 Bear Valley Road, Suite 109 (cross street is Apatite Avenue)
Victorville, CA 92395
Employment Development Department -- CalJOBS
This system allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, find qualified candidates for employment, and gather information on education and training programs.
Goodwill of Southern California
If you would like Goodwill’s help in finding your next job visit the Goodwill Job Service Center. 14580 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92345
Goodwill encourages job seekers to register for free Job Connection Service – it’s EZ and only takes a few minutes. Registration Steps:
- Click on this link: http://www.goodwillsocal.org/employment/ez-form/
- Click on WCD EZ Registration Card
- Fill out the form – make sure you select Opt-in to enroll in Goodwill’s Job Connection Service
- Save completed form to your computer (File, Save as).
Regional Occupational Program Recruitment/Placement Specialist
If you have completed a Regional Occupational Program you have access to the ROP Job Developer by calling (760) 244-1771 x 157 to set up an appointment for job leads. Bring a copy of your ROP Certificate of Competency to your appointment.