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College & Career



College & Career provides support systems for students and young adults to prepare for higher education and/or the workforce. The program also supports homeless and foster youth and partners with Merced County Probation to provide vocational training. 


California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) provides information on postsecondary education and financial aid.

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Education for Homeless Children & Youth

Helps services providers meet the needs of the homeless youth population in Merced County.

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ROP High School

The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) offers programs in several career industries for high school students within the county.

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The Empower Program provides educational assistance and job training for out-of-school youth, ages 16-24.

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Phoenix Project

Phoenix Project helps individuals reentering society find employment through education and job training.

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Calendars & Events

College & Career hosts a variety of events throughout the year to meet the unique needs of students.

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Foster Youth Services

Foster Youth Services Coordinating program assists students who are placed in state licensed group or foster homes. 

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Adult ROP

Adult ROP prepares adult students with career training for sustainable employment and career advancement.

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