Businesses can help chart a smarter path to college, careers

Employers need to get involved with Linked Learning. They’ll be not only helping students, but helping themselves.

Sometimes called Career Pathways, Linked Learning is a relatively new educational program, funded by the state and through grants, that integrates rigorous academic and career tech learning with employers who provide students with real-world, paid-workplace experiences. That makes high school graduates both eligible for college and more hirable.

Sounds great for students; what’s in it for employers? Plenty, many industry and business partners told me.

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