Career Pathways

Career Pathway Programs

River Oaks Academy has launched a collaborative career technical education program. The workbased learning experiences will help students see a clear connection between school and work. It will also allow our students to choose from a variety of graduation paths and align course work with a career pathway. Students participating in this program will gain greater employability skills as they prepare to become college and career ready.

Gold Coast Consortium Overview

WHO are we?

The Gold Coast Consortium (GCC) is a collaborative career technical education project between two charter high schools: Architecture, Construction & Engineering Charter High School (ACE) and River Oaks Academy (ROA), the Ventura County Community College District, the Ventura County Office of Education, and numerous other business and community partners.

WHAT is the purpose of this collaboration?

The purpose of this collaboration is to increase the educational and technical skills of students and to improve their employability skills, while meeting the needs of local employers in fast-growing industry sectors.

WHERE are the career pathways being offered?

The GCC offers the following six career pathways at the following schools: Hospitality & Tourism - River Oaks Academy
Networking - River Oaks Academy
Legal Practices - River Oaks Academy
Engineering - ACE Charter High School
Machining & Forming - ACE Charter High School
Software & System Technology - ACE Charter High School

WHY is this an important option for our students?

The GCC identified regional economic needs to highlight careers with high-growth, high-wage, and high-skill opportunities. It is our goal to increase the educational and technical skills of our students and to improve their employability and communication skills. The final product, a comprehensive yet flexible, multi-leveled, career technical education system will allow students to build their skills over time as they reach and extend their learning and career goals. GCC implemented six career pathways that will allow participating students to find employment and contribute to the growth of a healthy economy in Ventura and northern LA Counties.

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