Sonoma County Office of Education

State Schools Chief to visit Santa Rosa CTE programs

09/30/2014 - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will visit Piner High School in Santa Rosa on Friday, October 3. He will hold a press conference at 9:30am and take questions from media representatives, then tour the school’s new SPARQ facility and visit selected Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.

The school will highlight its Global Information Systems (GIS), Project Make Physics, and Health Care programs, which are representative of Santa Rosa City Schools’ commitment to CTE instruction that is linked to rigorous core academics. Some of these programs are partially supported by the Sonoma County CTE Fund and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Representatives will be on hand to discuss these innovative public-private partnerships and the new Northern California Career Pathways Alliance, which was funded in June by a $15 million grant from the California Department of Education.

See the Press Democrat article about the visit.