Executive Director Message
As we prepare to enter the 2023-24 school year, California statistics indicate 47% of jobs in our state require less than a 4-year degree; however, some form of specialized training is necessary. College and Career Advantage (CCA) provides the necessary specialized training for the students and communities in the Capistrano Unified and Laguna Unified School Districts in south Orange County. For over 50 years, CCA has provided high-quality career technical education (CTE) courses for our students. CCA currently serves approximately 17,000 students across our partner districts with programs covering grades K-12. As evolving technological innovation impacts industry landscapes, CCA provides students with the foundational skills necessary to enter the workforce or continue their education in a variety of technical fields. CCA prides itself on the ability to prepare students to be College AND Career ready.
CCA offers high-quality CTE coursework in 26 CTE pathways across 15 industry sectors. While learning valuable skills, CCA courses offer students the opportunity to earn college credit, meet UC a-g requirements and earn honors GPA weighting. Students taking CCA courses can also earn industry certifications and participate in industry internships at over 500 local businesses and industry partners. This added value helps prepare students for the world beyond their K-12 education.
It is an honor to serve as the Executive Director of College and Career Advantage and I look forward to another year filled with student success. On behalf of the CCA Board, teachers, and staff, I wish everyone a successful 2023-24 school year.
Dr. Paul Weir
Executive Director, College and Career Advantage