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Department of Education
OC Pathways - OC Pathways connects educators and industry leaders to equip students for college and career success. Partners develop coursework that combines rigorous academics with career preparation across the 15 Career Pathways. This county-wide consortium between community colleges, K12's, 4-year colleges, and business/industry partners also creates work-based learning opportunities for students and empowers educators with 21st-century learning strategies.
CTEp - Career Technical Education Partnership is a consortium of the Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts and the Orange County Department of Education. They promote and support college and career readiness through a proven combination of integrated academics, project-based learning, business internships, and career guidance. CTEp creates innovative and rigorous courses that meet state and post-secondary standards and form Career Technical Education Pathways and Integrated Programs of study for middle and high school students. CTEp provides support and oversight in the following areas:
Institute for Leadership Development- The Institute for Leadership Development (ILD) provides a wide variety of credentialing programs, professional development, and technical assistance for local educators to meet the unique needs of schools and districts.
Direct Support Professional Training Program - Direct Support Professionals provide direct care for developmentally disabled individuals in licensed community care facilities as outlined by the California Code of Regulations, Title 17. The requirement for the community care facilities direct care staff training was created by Assembly Bill 2780, Chapter 310 enacted in 1998. The Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT) program was developed as a result of this legislation.In 1998, the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) entered into an interagency agreement giving CDE sole responsibility for training and testing for Direct Support Professionals statewide. Currently, there are four Service Hubs involved in the DSPT program.
Kathy Boyd- Director (714) 708-5880
Nicole Stephenson- Executive Assistant (714) 708-5893