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The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides a variety of specialized services through Special Projects for the community at large, including job search activities for the disabled and the economically disadvantaged, training and certification for group home caregivers, preschool teacher training and educational data reporting.



CalWORKs serves individuals who are clients of the County Employment and Human Services Department. Most individuals are on TANF for financial assistance. All ROP adult classes are open to CalWORKs clients.

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Carl Perkins Grant

Carl Perkins clients are individuals enrolled in ROP training classes who are identified as disadvantaged in one or more of the following categories: physical handicaps, economically disadvantaged, educationally disadvantaged and/or entering a nontraditional occupation. Through this project, the Career Development Program provides supplemental services to help Carl Perkins clients succeed.

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ROP contracts with two local beauty schools to provide training to students. Paris Beauty College in Concord offer cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetician classes. Delta Beauty College in Antioch offers cosmetology and manicuring.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP) Project

Through an agreement with the California Department of Developmental Services, the Regional Occupational Program provides testing, training, and certification of community care facility staff and administrators. All direct care staff in California are required to become certified.

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Special Projects Contacts:
CalWORKs Contacts:
Manager Janet Haun 925.942.3368
Carl Perkins Contact:
Manager Janet Haun 925.942.3368
Cosmetology Contact:
Contact Phone Number Jeff Brauning 925.413.7848
DSP Contact:
Direct Support Professional Training Specialist Kim Owens 925.942.3442

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Page updated on: December 20, 2017

Rev: 0.4-010514-BETA4