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February 25, 2011 > Community Partnerships make all the difference

Community Partnerships make all the difference

Submitted by Allison Aldinger
Photo Courtesy of Mission Valley ROP

Over the years, Mission Valley Regional Occupation Program (MVROP) has successfully added a myriad of industry and business partnerships creating a solid group of key stakeholders preparing students for future occupations. These supporters give crucial feedback and guidance through advisory committees which ensure that MVROP remains current with industry and business standards. Instructors help students from Fremont, Newark, and New Haven Unified School Districts receive quality career technical education regardless of their occupation goals.

One community partnership is with the Union City Police Department. A Law Enforcement Program held on the James Logan High School campus is taught by a team of Union City police officers. Students learn many challenging skills required for a career in law enforcement and related fields. Subjects covered in this course include legal vocabulary, search and seizure, laws of arrest, judicial systems, specialized police practices and communication skills - oral and written. Classes are challenging and address the requirements of real-life vocations. For example, on Wednesday, February 16, a crime scene technician of the Union City Police Department demonstrated equipment used by the Department. This was just one of many scheduled guest speakers who expose students to the value of academic preparation for exciting and rewarding careers.

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