Career-Based HS Program Getting $7.8 million to Expand
Chase Niesner | October 22, 2013
Nearly $8 million in new public and private revenue is enabling The California Center for College and Career to expand a program that links career and technical education with college preparedness.
The Linked Learning District Initiative is currently providing technical assistance and coaching to high schools in LA Unified and eight other districts offering career-based learning and workplace experience. The program gives students a choice of industry-themed programs of study at their local high schools. A list of LAUSD schools that have participated so far is available here.
The new funding sources includes $2 million from the state, $3.3 million from the California Community College system and $2.5 million from the James Irvine Foundation, from whom an original grant founded the Linked Learning Alliance back in 2006.