pathways serve High School Juniors and Seniors from participating CMS schools,
ROC College and ROC Direct. In both programs, students spend the first half of
their day in core classes at their High School and then attend the ROC for
career and technical training in the afternoon.
ROC College is a two-year accredited enrollment program that offers dual
High School and College credits and focuses on skills training, career
exploration, career focus areas and paid summer internships through local
construction companies. The year after the program, graduates have the
opportunity to go directly into a well-paying career in the industry or
complete their associates degree (with access to a scholarship program) with CPCC.
Additionally, those who complete that degree will have the opportunity to go on
to a 4-year college if they choose.
ROC Direct prepares students to join the construction technology
field full-time, directly after high school graduation. ROC Direct participants
receive job readiness coaching from ROC staff and the opportunity for paid
summer internships as well.
the heart of the facility is a large workshop for hands-on technical skills
training, and lunchtime gathering space to hear from local contractors about
the industry and specific trades. The surrounding labs and classrooms are set
up with smartboards and classrooms equipped for BIM training.
If you would like to get engaged with the ROC or learn more
about the program, visit their website, donate, or volunteer.
Photos courtesy of The Roc.