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 […]

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 […]

Innovation & Opportunity Network: Implementing WIOA: Voices of Experience

February 16, 2016 Over 80 local one-stop teams took part in ETA’s first ever Customer Centered Design Challenge in Washington DC, learning through a seven week online course and receiving one-on-one intensive coaching in how to use “design thinking” principles as they re-design their services under WIOA. Listen to participants across teams share their experiences […]

Aspen Institute – Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth

“This report is intended to serve as a call-to-action for communities to bring together systems and stakeholders to improve outcomes for Opportunity Youth and to provide a high-level framework for a collective impact approach that will enable them to do so.” “We define Opportunity Youth as youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who […]