By 2018, our goal is providing opportunities for 10,000 students in our region to explore careers and gain job skills. We will do this by working side-by-side with local employers and community colleges.
INNOVATE Tulare-Kings (ITK) was established in 2013 as an employer-driven intermediary to support the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium and provide guidance for the region as we further develop our Linked Learning pathways. This initiative is funded in large part by the California Career Pathways Trust and early investments made by the Tulare County Office of Education and the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County. In 2015, ITK received another investment from the James Irvine Foundation to support the Tulare Kings Regional Hub of Excellence.
ITK’s efforts further enables the expansion of employer and workforce partnerships for the 39 pathway programs that currently exist in the two counties.