Find the latest announcements and launches from the Linked Learning Alliance here—plus reflections and insights about what’s happening across the field.
Healthcare is one of the largest job creators in California. Currently, the healthcare sector employs millions of Californians with healthcare jobs comprising one of the state’s fastest-growing occupations. Learn about how a Gold Certified Linked Learning pathway in Antelope Valley Union High School District is innovating workforce and college readiness for students in the healthcare industry through a summer learning experience.
The Linked Learning Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to be part of the Accelerate ED: Seamless Pathways to Degrees and Careers initiative—a distinct privilege that enables us to build on the extraordinary progress of this field to date and catapult it into a new era of growth.
By 2030, there will be an estimated 2.6 million new jobs across the healthcare industry. With diversity and equity a top priority for many healthcare leaders, it is essential that communities build strong pipelines of highly qualified, passionate young people to enter into a wide range of medical and healthcare careers. In Huntington Park, one high school is investing in the infrastructure needed to ensure their young people are ready to join the healthcare workforce.
On Tuesday February 15th, we heard from employers about what it takes to keep them engaged. Panelists from across different regions and industries shared their own experiences serving on a Linked Learning advisory board and provided valuable insights into how pathways can successfully engage employers and build advisory boards that best serve the pathway, industry, and community.
Students are seeking clarity, guidance & relevance at both the high school and college levels. Our education system owes them all three, and it needs to deliver them acting as a united force writes Lumina Foundation's Chauncy Lennon and Linked Learning Alliance's Anne Stanton.
Linked Learning pathways, regardless of industry theme, are preparing young people to succeed in the workforce. Even as COVID-19 begins to recede in some of our communities, it is clear that the healthcare industry is still growing and seeking highly skilled workers that represent the communities they serve. Linked Learning is preparing young people to step into these roles, in part thanks to the example set by the Oakland Health Pathways Project.
The Alliance for Excellent Education, in partnership with the College in High School Alliance, Everyone Graduates Center, Linked Learning Alliance, and National College Attainment Network, has released a new guide that walks through available COVID-19 funding and how districts can invest these funds in evidence-based strategies.