SoCal partners with RBEF to offer CTE enrichment courses to middle school students

SoCal ROC partners with RBEF to provide Summer CTE Enrichment to middle school students 

This summer middle school students can enroll through Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF) for summer Career Technical Education enrichment, or “CTE Experiences” taught by SoCal ROC instructors.


Redondo Beach Educational Foundation is partnering with SoCal ROC to provide summer Career Technical Education enrichment to local middle school students. For the first time ever, middle school students will have the opportunity to sign up for 3-week enrichment classes held at Redondo Union High School (RUHS) Campus and taught by SoCal ROC instructors! Students will explore exciting careers in Emergency Medical Services, Electrical Wiring, Adobe Photoshop, Cosmetology, Dentistry, and Creature Sculpting. 

RBEF Summer Middle School Sessions will take place at 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 - RUHS from June 17th - July 3rd . Two time slots are available early morning (7:30am - 10:00am) and late morning (10:30am - 1:00pm) and students are welcome to mix and match and enroll in both sessions. Students who enroll by April 7th will receive an early bird discounted price of $350. After April 7th, the price increases to $375 per CTE Experience.

Dr. Julian Rodriguez, superintendent of SoCal ROC shares, “We are excited to partner with RBEF in offering these CTE Summer Enrichment Experiences to middle school students. The sooner students start exploring the many opportunities there are for life after high school, the better positioned they will be to make decisions about courses of study once they enter 9th grade. SoCal ROC is excited to be part of these first steps into career exploration.” 

If you are looking for an exciting and fun way for your child to spend the summer, look no further than the RBEF 3-week courses! Courses include the following:

  • Introduction to Emergency Medical First Responder
  • Introduction to Electrical Wiring
  • Introduction to Learning Adobe Photoshop
  • Introduction to Cosmetology - Nailed it!
  • Introduction to Cosmetology - Wake Up and Make Up 
  • Introduction to Cosmetology - Love is in the Hair 
  • Call of Dentistry - Plaque Ops 
  • Creature Sculpting: From Vampires to Dinosaurs 

If you are interested in enrolling, please visit

About Southern California Regional Occupational Center 

SoCal ROC officially opened its doors in February 1968 and became the first Regional Occupational Center/Program (ROC/P) in California and the state’s original model for ROC/Ps. Regional Occupational Centers allow students, both high school and adult, to attend career technical education programs and provide students access to a broad array of training opportunities that require expensive technical equipment and specially trained and experienced instructors. 

The courses offered at SoCal ROC can apply to anyone, from the adult seeking to change or prepare for career paths to the high school student desiring to explore potential career opportunities and prepare for their next stage in life. SoCal ROC’s programs are open to all high school students, however if you are a currently enrolled high school student in one of the following districts, tuition and materials are free! 

  • El Segundo Unified School District 
  • Inglewood Unified School District 
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District 
  • Redondo Beach Unified School District 
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District 
  • Torrance Unified School District