• Superintendent Hanson

    Greetings MVROP Community,

    As we transition into the summer months, I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all our students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in Career Technical Education (CTE) programs this past year. Your hard work, dedication, and passion for learning have been truly inspiring.

    After another successful year at Mission Valley ROP (MVROP), I see numerous accomplishments and developments worth highlighting. Firstly, our robust partnerships with the Fremont, Newark, and New Haven Unified School Districts remain the foundation of our success. Through these collaborations, we deliver students an extensive range of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. The expansion and enhancement of our offerings, supported by annual grant funding and the guidance of industry advisory committees, have strengthened our programs significantly. Our partner districts' unwavering support and endorsement have been crucial to our growth and sustainability.

    MVROP enrolled 4,000 students from the three JPA Partner districts in our CTE courses this year. Many of these courses are unique to MVROP. They are not available at individual school sites, underscoring the importance of our role in providing specialized education that meets the diverse needs of our districts.

    We have developed a comprehensive support system to ensure we offer a "best fit" selection of courses for students. We focus on providing relevant CTE courses that meet UC/CSU elective A-G recognition standards. Maintaining articulation agreements with local community colleges allows high school students to earn college credit for successfully completed courses. Impressively, about 85% of our coursework is either A-G elective recognized or articulated with community colleges for college credit, effectively preparing students for college and career paths.

    In a thrilling development, we plan to integrate the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) into our construction program. This strategic move will make it easier for students to enter union-run training programs and bring them closer to apprentice training opportunities at various union facilities in the tri-cities. This initiative is a significant change for students aspiring to trade careers.

    Looking ahead, we are determined to fully leverage the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant and the K12 component of the Strong Workforce Program from the state of California. These competitive grants have been pivotal in sustaining and enhancing our programs across the MVROP center and the 10 supported school sites. Despite potential budget constraints in the 2024-2025 year and beyond, we are committed to maintaining our current level of services to continue effectively supporting our districts.

    The past year's achievements at Mission Valley ROP demonstrate our commitment to providing high-quality CTE opportunities to students. Through strong district partnerships, innovative program developments, and strategic funding use, we remain dedicated to preparing students for successful futures in both college and career pathways.

    In closing, I want to thank each and every one of you—students, families, educators, and community partners—for your contributions to a successful year. I am immensely proud of our accomplishments and excited for the future. Have a wonderful, restful, and safe summer. Congratulations once again on your outstanding achievements!

    Sincerely,

    Thomas Hanson

    Superintendent, MVROP