Each level of certification has a different level of rigor and unlocks unique benefits through the Linked Learning network.
You have the basic program elements in place to provide students with a rich, integrated college and career prep experience. To get to Linked Learning Silver, the next step will be to integrate these components as part of a cohesive student experience.
Affiliation with Linked Learning field
Student eligibility to apply for a Linked Learning scholarship
Access to the LaunchPath, a management tool for work-based learning
You have the core components of a Linked Learning pathway in place, and can use basic data about your pathway to inform program design and improve students outcomes. To get to Linked Learning Gold, you will need to focus on the quality of the pathway design to better prepare students for college, career, and life.
All benefits from Candidate level
Guaranteed Linked Learning Certified Pathway Discount for a team member for Linked Learning Convention 2018
Communications toolkit for promoting certification as a Linked Learning Silver Pathway (press release, letter to a local elected representative, social media messages)
News release announcement from the Linked Learning Alliance
Certificate and banner for display
Recognition at the Linked Learning Convention
Access to communities of practice and partner networks
You are going beyond the core components and providing an exceptional pathway experience. You can present clear evidence that your pathway is achieving impressive outcomes with students to effectively prepare them for college, career, and life.
Accelerated postsecondary opportunities (California State Universities, California Community Colleges, and private universities) for qualified students
NAFTrack Certified Hiring eligibility