ROC/CTEC is a great way to explore career choices, get trained in a specific career, and get focused before you start college or work. If you are in a Career Pathway at your high school, ROC/CTEC classes can provide you the vital work-based learning facet of your Pathway; however, previous training is not required. ROC/CTEC gives high school and adult students the hands-on experience and technical skills needed to get and keep a job.
Career… College… or both? For students who plan to get a full-time job after high school, ROC/CTEC teaches marketable skills which qualify students for higher-paying jobs. College-bound students often use the skills gained at ROC/CTEC to offset some of the difficult barriers to college success -- not only do many of our programs relate to a college major, but what better way to offset college expenses than a well-paying, part-time job in an industry you love?
II. RECRUITMENT PROCESS
The ROC/CTEC Administration and Career Techs are responsible for disseminating information about career technical education programs offered at ROC and CTEC through local school assemblies and informational booths, community events, the counseling departments, and school events. Listed below are a variety of methods in which program information can be shared.
A. Visitations with an informational presentation to 10th and 11th-grade classes at all district comprehensive feeder schools.
B. Hosting an informational booth at incoming freshman orientation nights at all district feeder schools.
C. Parent(s)/guardian(s) may schedule meetings with a homeschool counselor or ROC & CTEC Career Tech at a mutually convenient time to discuss further details about ROC and CTEC programs.
D. ROC & CTEC Program Catalog, which describes all elements or each career technical education program.
E. ROC/CTEC website, roc.kernhigh.org, has information about each program as well as other opportunities available to students.
F. ROC/CTEC staff annually host a booth at community events such as Kern Community College Night and Kern County Career Expo to share information about the opportunities available through the school’s CTE programs.
G. On the second Tuesday of each month at noon during the school year, the Career Techs at ROC and CTEC host a 45-minute informational session and tour of either campus for any community member that is interested. Participants just need to check-in at the main office before the scheduled time.
H. Phone calls and emails are sent out to all 10th and 11th grade students annually during the application period of November 1st through early March to remind students and parents about the opportunity to apply for a program at ROC and CTEC.
I. Every January student tours are held during the school day for students interested in attending a program at ROC and CTEC. Students can sign up to go on the tour through their home school counselor.
III. APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS FOR DAYTIME PROGRAMS
KHSD Student Admission
All KHSD 10th and 11th-grade students will apply using the following process:
A. Submit an online application at roc.kernhigh.org during the application period from November 1st through early March.
B. Students who apply should also talk to their homeschool counselor about their interest in attending ROC.
C. After the application window closes, homeschool counselors select students from the list of students that applied for each program. For impacted programs, each feeder school is allocated a limited number of spots. Counselors select students based on the student’s interest, attendance record, discipline record, and academic standing.
D. Students are notified by mail, email, and phone in April if they have been selected to attend a program at ROC or CTEC.
E. In May, an Open House is held at ROC and CTEC during evening hours for selected students and their guardians.
F. Students and parents sign and return a Student/Parent Contract indicating their commitment to attend ROC or CTEC.
G. Additional communication is sent to selected students throughout the summer.
Non-KHSD High School Student Admission
Students who attend a high school that is not a part of the KHSD are also eligible to attend ROC and CTEC during their 11th and 12th-grade year by using the following process:
Adult Student Admission
Adults are eligible to enroll into some of the programs for a fee. Adults need to make an appointment to meet with a Career Tech at ROC or CTEC to begin the enrollment process.
III. APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS FOR EVENING PROGRAMS
KHSD Student and Non-KHSD High School Student Admission
Any high school junior or senior who would like to take an evening CTE course at ROC or CTEC will need to submit an online application beginning in May of each year. The online application for the evening programs is separate from the daytime application. Students who submit an online application will be notified within three weeks of the start of school regarding procedures for the start of the evening programs. If more students apply than the program has room for, acceptance will be determined by a first come first serve basis of when they submitted their original application. Non-KHSD students will need to complete the same paperwork that is required of non-KHSD high school students during the daytime programs, as referenced above.
Adult Student Admission
Adults are eligible to enroll into any of the evening programs for a fee. Adults need to make an appointment to meet with a Career Tech at ROC or CTEC to begin the enrollment process.
Students who were not selected to attend a program can contact their home school counselor or ROC/CTEC Career Tech to get additional information on why they were not selected. Students who were placed on a waiting list will be contacted as space becomes available.