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Basic Information

Address: 2300 Crenshaw Blvd.Torrance, CA 90501
Phone Number: 3102244238
Director: Dr. Laurie St. Gean

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Additional Information

Causes Served: career and technical education for high school and adults
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: High school and adult students
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: 3
Minimum Hours Required: 2
Days of Service: Wednesday, November 9, 2015
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We are the leaders in providing current and relevant Career Technical Education programs that are meeting today’s job demands and careers of the future! Part of the California public school system, our programs are offered to high schools students as well as adults in the South Bay and surrounding communities.
We understand the importance of not only providing our students with theory-based instruction but the opportunity to apply that knowledge through “hands-on” learning activities. Many of the programs offered at SoCal ROC also offer externships as well.
There is a difference between just having a job versus doing something for which you have a passion and can earn a good living. SoCal ROC’s programs and career pathways will provide you with the quality educational experiences that will tap into your passion and open doors to exciting career opportunities. I am thrilled that you have chosen SoCal ROC to pursue your career interest. I know you will understand very quickly why our motto is “Education with a Purpose!”

Program History:

The Southern California Regional Occupational Center served as the model for the State of California when Regional Occupational Centers were founded in 1967. At that time the centers were intended to provide training for trades in traditional occupational settings. With the 21st Century, came new challenges and higher expectations for the work force. Today, the wage earner has to be more educated, more technically dependent and more self-reliant than was his/her counterpart 40 years ago. Yet, the Southern California Regional Occupational Center has remained the model for the State through the development of innovative programs, a major emphasis upon technology, and an awareness that Career Technical Education is for everyone, from the individual seeking to enter the job market with upgraded skills, to the college-prep student desiring greater academic challenge and the opportunity to apply knowledge learned.


Mock Interview Days and Career Days. Looking for volunteers to conduct mock interviews. Each semester, So Cal ROC partners with our friends in the community to provide our students a chance to participate in mock job interviews. This builds student skill and confidence, and is a great networking opportunity for those volunteering to conduct the interviews. Depending on the day and time you volunteer, and your preference, you will either conduct pretend interviews with our students, or model for, coach and evaluate the CSU Dominguez Hills student volunteers while conducting their interviews. We will provide you with a how-to sheet to conduct the brief ten minute interviews and tips on what to look for and how to give feedback.

The day of the event, we ask that you dress professionally as if you were going to an interview. If you can only do a portion of the three hour block, we will accommodate you. Good communication skills needed.

Monday, November 9, 2015, four time slots available
9:30 - 11:30 am OR
12:45 - 3:30pm OR
3:45 - 6:30 pm (Time of greatest need!) OR
6:45 - 9:30 pm (Multiple sessions are okay!)
Interviews conducted on campus at 2300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501
Contact: Vikki Westerskov at or (310) 224-4238

If you are interested in updating your resume with current volunteer experience, would like to learn the process to replicate it, or would just like to help our students, please call or email Victoria Westerskov - (310) 224-4238 or Please include your name, email, phone number and time preference.