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As a hub for the Linked Learning movement, the Alliance offers research, stories, and tools that help people understand the impact of Linked Learning and implement this approach at high levels of quality.

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Working to Learn

Despite a growing set of innovators, America struggles to connect education and career

In the wake of COVID-19 and growing inequality, America needs more pathways that bridge education and career. New research from the Project on Workforce at Harvard draws on data from New Profit's Postsecondary Initiative for Equity to identify opportunities for the education-to-employment field and chart the course for connections to good jobs.

Research, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Workforce Development

February 2021

The Linked Learning Alliance captures and amplifies learnings, best practices, and collective challenges to support the growing network of Linked Learning partners, continually adding new tools and materials to our Resource Library. We share this information to ensure you have access to best practices and can see how other educators, community leaders and industry partners are building, implementing and tracking integrated college and career preparation policies, practices and programs.

Communications, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, General, Partnerships, Postsecondary, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, COVID19, Getting Started

This guidebook recognizes the unique expertise and experience of faculty and educational master candidates who have committed to the hard work of transforming the high school experience for students using the Linked Learning approach. The chapters in this guidebook provide a variety of insights from secondary and post-secondary educators involved in work associated with Linked Learning implementation.

Curriculum & Instruction, Pathway Improvement, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, General, Lessons Learned, Postsecondary, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Getting Started

February 2021

A recording of Keep Us Linked: Young People Share Insights on the Student Experience During COVID 19 from January 28, 2021.

Stories, Webinars, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Policy, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, COVID19

December 2020

Presenter resources from Leveraging Your Pathway Advisory Board to Engage Industry Partners And Keep Students Connected To Purpose.

Webinars, Career-Technical Education, Partnerships, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning

December 2020

Slides from the December 9, 2020 webinar Leveraging Your Pathway Advisory Board to Engage Industry Partners And Keep Students Connected To Purpose.

Webinars, Career-Technical Education, General, Lessons Learned, Partnerships, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning

October 2020

This action planning template is interned to be used after completing the Pathway Self-Study Tool. This template will help you synthesize, prioritize, and agree on key next steps to improve your pathway.

Pathway Improvement, Career-Technical Education, Certification, Equity, Outcomes, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement

Student Experiences in Health Pathways

Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways
September 2019 | SRI International

This brief presents findings from the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District, Alameda Health System, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. The initiative is designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for youth of color in Oakland (Alameda County), California, while expanding and diversifying the local health care workforce. It applies Linked Learning, an approach to college and career preparation that combines classroom learning with real-world work experiences. This brief draws on interviews with key school and pathway personnel, as well as focus groups and surveys of participating students in their senior year, to describe the experiences of being enrolled in health pathways and the perceived impact of participation on college and career readiness.

Research, College & Career Readiness, Lessons Learned, Partnerships, Workforce Development, Continuous Improvement

May 2019 | JFF

This case study details how the four communities of the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership are working to systematically move the needle to ensure that all young people are prepared to not only meet the current and emerging needs of the workplace, but to also find value and meaning in their working lives, and fully realize their best possible futures.

Research, Equity, Partnerships, Workforce Development, Continuous Improvement

The Linked Learning Advantage

21st Century Skills Development
September 2017 | Linked Learning Alliance

21st century skills, also known as soft skills, are necessary to succeed in today’s workforce. Yet, many employers cite that students graduate unequipped with these basic skill sets, making it challenging for both students and employers to transition from a school to work setting. Linked Learning is a solution to this challenge. Linked Learning students gain technical knowledge and skills, 21st century skills, productive dispositions and behaviors, and professionalism needed to meet modern workforce demands.

Research, Workforce Development, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement

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