Mission Trails ROP

Community Classroom (CC), and Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE)
have proven to be extremely effective methods of instruction and are unique in that they provide a combination of related classroom instruction and paid or unpaid on-the-job training. In addition to using lectures and demonstrations, Apprenticeship, CC and CVE are seen as important options for the ROP teacher to assist students in developing occupational competencies.

The CC and CVE methods of instruction enable the educational process to be shared between the ROP teacher and the manager/employer of the on-the-job training station. The students’ vocational preparation is, therefore, jointly planned and supervised. This shared responsibility for learning is facilitated through the use of a written individualized training plan. The plan ensures that the students at the training station experience a progression of learning activities.

These methods of instruction are mutually beneficial to not only students and employers, but also the ROP. Employers have access to a pool of potential employees with proven occupational competencies. Students have attained a realistic understanding of the workplace, developed appropriate work habits, and have established training and employment records. ROP also benefits in its reduction of equipment and facility costs. The CC/CVE instruction thus allows students to good jobs, while giving businesses the opportunity to help both youths and adults become better prepared for the world of work.

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