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March 20, 2012 > Local companies receive MVROP award

Local companies receive MVROP award

Submitted By Allison Aldinger

On Thursday, March 8, PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems, Inc. was presented the Mission Valley ROP Platinum Educational Business Partner Award. PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems, Inc. has partnered with Mission Valley ROP resulting in the design of a one-of-a-kind program curriculum incorporating solar photovoltaic systems training into the Construction Technology program.

Over the last three years, copious hours of industry instruction, professional collaboration, and equipment donations by PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems, Inc. have enhanced the Career Technical Education (CTE) component of the Mission Valley ROP Construction Technology program. The quality CTE provided in Mission Valley ROP programs, along with resources and support from PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems, Inc., have resulted in preparing students with the hands-on skills, industry training, and professionalism needed to secure employment in the green construction market. As a result of this model educational business partner relationship, a total of eight Construction Technology program graduates have secured employment at PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems, Inc.

This will be the first time Mission Valley ROP will bestow the honor of presenting the Platinum Educational Business Partner Award. This award highlights the type of relationship that is critical for the ongoing success of Career Technical Education programs and the positive benefits that result for the students, the community, and local economy when it is treated as a fundamental commitment.

Mission Valley ROP (MVROP) is the regional occupational program for the Tri-City area. Established in 1969, MVROP has been instrumental in preparing students for successful business, medical, and technical careers. Through a partnership with Fremont, New Haven, and Newark Unified School Districts, career technical education is provided to 4,000 students (high school and adult) each year. For the latest news and information about MVROP, visit us on the web at www.mvrop.org.

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