Career Pathways Propel Students to Next Level

Whittier Union provides career and technical instruction via 14 award-winning career academies, business and industrial technology courses, and the Tri-Cities Regional Occupational Program, providing students with a focused educational experience that prepares them for college and career.

Eleven of the 14 academies have been named California Partnership Academies, serving as small learning communities in which students receive practical career education, training and internship opportunities in a professional work setting.

Students have the opportunity to participate in local, state and national competitions, earn entry-level career certifications, and learn resume writing and job interviewing skills. Tri-Cities ROP – which offers multiple career technical education courses on each campus – works in conjunction with many of the career academies.

The academies and pathways, which include a rigorous core academic curriculum, are open to all students. Many of the courses articulate with Cerritos and Rio Hondo community colleges and feature strong professional mentorship opportunities with industry professionals, giving students the confidence to enter the job market with business expertise and experience.