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 […]

Gilbert Bareng awarded NAF Advisory Board Champion Award!

July 21, 2015 Vice President and Principal Architect of Mangini Associates, Inc., Gilbert Bareng, was recognized by NAF (formerly known as the National Academy Foundation) for his champion-level participation on NAF academy advisory boards. Gilbert is also the Chair of the Innovate Tulare-Kings Leadership Council. He has created a regional work-based learning project called INTERNNECT, […]

South Valley hooks $14.7M for work-based learning

The Business Journal – April 10, 2015 After years of emphasizing college readiness in high school curriculum, school districts throughout the Central Valley are now focusing on work-based learning. The switch came shortly after the California Department of Education poured $250 million into the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) last year. School districts throughout the […]

Downtown Business Hub

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: Provide hands-on internships at businesses within Downtown Hub in Fresno Organizing Entity: Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Hours: 60 after school  Compensation: $120 Number of Students: 38 Industry/Occupation: Any Location: Fresno, CA Project Timeline: Semester or full year Funding/Sponsors: Internship Type: One-on-one Internship, Co-Op Education Industry and/or Support Partners: Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Challenges: Poor attendance, performance,and maturity. Key Components: Interview/selection/placement, Completion of 60 internship […]

Sequoia Riverlands Trust – Land Stewardship

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: Provide hands-on work-based learning opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience developing and implementing plans to support a variety of objectives on Sequoia Riverlands Trust Preserves. Organizing Entity: Sequoia Riverlands Trust Hours: 20-60 per year Compensation: Unpaid Number of Students: Open Industry/Occupation: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Building and Construction Trades, Energy, Environment, and Utilities, Engineering […]

Business Internship Program

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To expose our students to the work environment they are pursuing. Organizing Entity: West Hills College Lemoore Hours: 60 Compensation: Academic Credit (60 hours = 1 unit) Number of Students: 7-15 Industry/Occupation: Arts, Media, and Entertainment, Business and Finance, Education, Child Development, and Family Services, Engineering and Architecture, Information and Communication Technologies, Manufacturing and Product Development, Marketing […]

Programming Academy

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide training and work experiences for aspiring software developers. Organizing Entity: West Hills College Lemoore Hours: 60+ Compensation: Varies Number of Students: 15 Industry/Occupation: Information and Communication Technologies Location: Fresno, CA Project Timeline: Semester Funding/Sponsors: Pending Internship Type: Work Experience, Industry-driven Project Industry and/or Support Partners: BitWise Industries, Inc & GeekWise Academy, West Hills College and K12 Partners Challenges: Potential language barriers, […]

Hospitality Chef Apprentice

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide students with hands-on experience in hospitality and tourism careers. Organizing Entity: West Hills College Lemoore Hours: Compensation: Number of Students: Industry/Occupation: Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Location:  Project Timeline:  Funding/Sponsors: Pending Internship Type: Work Experience Industry and/or Support Partners: West Hills College Lemoore Challenges: To build program awareness and develop industry partnerships. Key Components: Successful industry partnerships. 3 […]

Medical Assistance Program

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide students with first line experience in the healthcare field. Organizing Entity: Kaweah Delta Medical Center Hours: 50-60 hours  Compensation: Unpaid Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Health Science and Medical Technology Location: Visalia, CA Project Timeline: 4 months Funding/Sponsors: Kaweah Delta Health Care District Internship Type: Work Experience, Clinical Experience Industry and/or Support Partners: Visalia Unified School District Challenges: To provide a meaningful […]

Teacher Preparation

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide practical and verifiable workplace learning by developing practicum, field experience and work experiences that provide both college credit and structure for the placement of future teachers in a variety of classrooms and related settings. Organizing Entity: Visalia Chamber of Commerce Hours: 60+ hours per semester Compensation: Paid Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Education, Child Development, and […]