Fourteen industry partners recognized at May 17th event for commitment to Linked Learning and opening doors for Tulare-Kings studentsTK LL Certificate of Recognition, May 17th, 2016

The following people were at the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Partner Recognition and Celebration Event happening on May 17th from 12-2pm at the Jim Vidak Conference Center at the Tulare County Office of Education.

  • Bruce Kane – Kings Art Center
  • Chad Thompson – Dinuba Fire Department
  • Dawn Marple – Provost & Pritchard
  • Gurminder Sangha – College of the Sequoias / California Community Colleges “Gurminder is the Deputy Sector Navigator for the Advanced Manufacturing industry at the College of Sequoias. As a partner, “G” has provided valuable externships for Lindsay High School-Academy of Engineering instructors. These externships allow instructors to provide powerful and relevant instruction in the class room. Thanks to his effort and planning meaningful events, he has provided more opportunities in manufacturing than most industries normally could. Thank you Gurminder for your regular support!”
  • Jeffrey Hudson-Covolo – Sierra View Medical Center
  • Jim Lowe – Executive’s Edge
  • Larry Simonetti – Lane Engineers
  • Lyn Finkel – ORS Nasco
  • Dr. Manoochehr Zoghi – Fresno State University
  • Matt Spence – Indoor Environmental Services (IES)
  • Nathan Madsen – Groppetti Automotive Group
  • Rick Joyner – Quad Knopf
  • Sean Doyle – Dinuba Fire Department
  • Vickie Foster – Sierra View Medical Center

“As an intermediary dedicated to engaging business partners in career and college readiness, ITK is excited to see this strategy advancing economic objectives and enhancing education and workforce partnerships in the region,” states Randy Wallace, Executive Director of ITK.

The collective mission of ITK and TKLLC, post-secondary, workforce, and intermediary partners is focused on expanding work-based learning (WBL) opportunities for students engaged in Linked Learning Academies. “We’ve seen firsthand how WBL experiences can spark a student’s imagination, giving them a whole new perspective on what’s possible for their life,” shares Wallace.

The Tulare-Kings region has integrated the Linked Learning approach into its education system, blending rigorous academics that meet college-ready standards with sequenced, high-quality career-technical education, work-based learning, and supports to help students stay on track.

For more information on the event and Linked Learning, visit innovatetk.com


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