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Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Contact Info

Mark Hodges
Senior Director,
Regional Occupational Program

Jim Howes
Assistant Director,
Regional Occupational Program

Michelle Cuartilon
Department Office Coordinator,
Regional Occupational Program

Main phone #: (831) 466-5760
Fax: (831) 466-5769

Visit the Regional Occupational Programs web site:

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Student & Personnel Services: Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Photoflex Donation to ROP Assists Photo, Video Students

ROP Digital Media students working with donated Photoflex lighting tools

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education's Regional Occupational Program has received a donation of state-of-the-art Photoflex Professional Lighting Tools for every digital photography and video production classroom in Santa Cruz County.

Watsonville-based Photoflex is a 30-year-old company that provides professional, state-of-the-art lighting tools to the photography and videography industries.

In March, the equipment was installed in Aptos, Renaissance, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Harbor and Watsonville high schools. The Regional Occupational Program provides courses in 15 industry areas. The donation provides students real-world job skills while also demonstrating a strong relationship between education and industry for the direct benefit of a future work force. For information about Photoflex, visit or call 831-786-1370.

Two Harbor High School ROP Digital Media students using donated Photoflex lighting tools in their work.

ROP Expo2014 student preparing for career show.

Harbor High School's ROP Career Expo a Huge Success!

The Career Expo at HHS April 15th was a huge success. We hosted 430 students, 30 professionals and 12 staff members. The conversations were lively and informative and there was a lot of great contact between students and professionals.

The PR director, Georgina Bailey (excellent marketing student) is doing a great job in pre and post show public relations.

Articles above published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on April 13, 2014

For more information about ROP, visit the ROP web site at

Santa Cruz County Office of Education  |  400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  |  831.466.5600  |  Fax: 831.466.5607
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