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Check out the 2015-16 ITK Annual Report!

“We want to create those WOW moments when students dig deep and realize their true talent and potential. We believe these investments will inspire higher number of students to seek higher education.They will have a better chance at higher wage jobs which drives economic growth. And, of course, this helps build a strong talent pipeline.” […]

TK SunPower Summer Solar Energy Academy 2016

“SunPower is proud of this relationship not only because it was the first school district partner who asked us to their CTE education initiatives, but because Innovate T-K has been a leader in innovative, effective and game-changing CTE education programming!” Renee Solari, Program Manager, Educational Services at SunPower Corporation   “SunPower Corporation has been a […]

PUSD Outgoing Superintendent John Snavely Recognized with NAF President Award

  July 18, 2016 – Orlando, CA Porterville Unified School District Outgoing Superintendent Dr. John Snavely was recognized at NAF Next 2016 with a NAF President Award. This award is for extraordinary leadership in ensuring that all NAF students have the opportunity to participate in a series of work-based learning activities designed to prepare them for […]

Fourteen industry partners recognized at May 17th event for commitment to Linked Learning and opening doors for Tulare-Kings students

Visalia, CA – On Tuesday, May 17, INNOVATE Tulare-Kings in partnership with the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium, recognized fourteen industry partners who have provided vision, leadership, and have committed themselves to building innovative career pathways and work-based learning experiences for Tulare-Kings students to grow and thrive. The following people were at the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Partner […]

Meet Gilbert Bareng

“It only takes one moment to change someone’s life.” Anyone that knows Gilbert Bareng knows that he’s a possibility guy. Which is exactly way our region is fortunate to have the Vice President and Principal Architect of Mangini Associates, Inc. Gilbert is the Chair of the Innovate Tulare-Kings Leadership Council and was recognized by NAF (formerly known […]

Meet Kerry Hydash

“Our businesses are only as successful as our employees.” We think the world of Kerry Hydash, President and CEO of Family HealthCare Network (FHCN). She’s been very involved with ITK’s Leadership Council, has helped lead one of signature events – the Growing Health Leaders Conference every October – and is an Industry Contact and Mentor […]

Workforce Data Newsletter | Volume 1, Issue 3

Compared to January 2015, the January 2016 Tulare County Employment Report shows a decrease in the unemployment rate and an increase in employment. Additional highlights from the recent report include: Tulare County’s unemployment rate was 12.3 percent in January 2016, down from the year-ago estimate of 13.7 percent and up from a revised 12.2 percent […]

Strengthening Communities and Economies through Linked Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence

October 22, 2015 MARTY ALVARADO By Marty Alvarado and Joel Vargas Recent research about regional collaborations in California note their potential for promoting change across a state with a wide array of unique cultures, histories, and economies. Their potential for producing large-scale results is as yet a tantalizing general hypothesis: If educators, employers, and community leaders […]