Linked Learning sets the standard for excellence and equity in education.
Students work harder and dream bigger when their learning connects with them and connects them to the world. Linked Learning is a proven approach that engages youth, transforms systems, and advances equity.
OUR GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
Creating Coherence in College and Career Readiness
With increasing interest, new resources, fresh perspectives, and decades of proven practice, we have before us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catalyze greater coherence across district, state, and federal systems to create more seamless and transformative educational experiences for young people aged 14-24.
Our Golden Opportunity: Creating Coherence in College and Career Readiness is a four-day event bringing together educators, industry partners, and community leaders from across our field for the first major Linked Learning event to return in person.
Number of Linked Learning Pathways
Number of Schools with Linked Learning Pathways Nationwide
Number of Districts with Linked Learning Pathways Nationwide
Estimated Number of Students in Linked Learning Pathways Nationwide
A Linked Learning pathway integrates four key components: Rigorous academics, aligned to admissions requirements for state colleges and universities; Career technical education, delivering concrete knowledge and skills through a carefully structured sequence of courses; Work-based learning, providing students with exposure to real-world workplaces through job shadowing, apprenticeships, internships, and more; and Comprehensive support services, including counseling and supplemental instruction in reading, writing, and math to address the individual needs.
Pathways by Industry
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Arts Media and Entertainment
Building and Construction Trades
Business and Finance
Education, Child Development, and Family Services
Energy, Environment, and Utilities
Engineering and Architecture
Fashion and Interior Design
Health Science and Medical Technology
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Information and Communication Technologies
Manufacturing and Product Development
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Updated August 2022
Improved Student Outcomes
Linked Learning is expanding across the U.S. because it works. Rigorous independent evaluation shows Linked Learning students outperform their peers in a number of ways—and the results are amplified for students of color and English language learners.
The Linked Learning Difference:
College and career readiness
Get to know the Linked Learning Alliance. We're the engine that drives the Linked Learning movement—a national coalition of educators, employers, and community organizations dedicated to success for all young people.
Our certification program sets the quality standard for Linked Learning in practice.
Linked Learning: The Dream Begins
With Linked Learning, every school, every employer, and every community can prepare students for success in college, career, and life.