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 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
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