STEM Internships

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To teach core entrepreneurial skills to middle and high school students. Organizing Entity: College of the Sequoias Hours: 100 Compensation: $1,000 scholarship/stipend Number of Students: 10 Industry/Occupation: Manufacturing and Product Development  Location: Tulare & Kings Counties Project Timeline: Internships in May and June Funding/Sponsors: Edison International  Internship Type: One-on-one internship Industry and/or Support Partners: College of the Sequoias, Edison International, […]

Career Kids Campaign

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide Porterville area elementary students the opportunity to experience career themed presentations produced and performed by the Performing Arts students of Harmony Magnet Academy. Organizing Entity: Porterville Unified School District Hours: 200 hours per student Compensation: Academic Credit Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Arts, Media, and Entertainment Location: Porterville  Project Timeline: Spring semester Funding/Sponsors: Porterville Pathways Office […]

COS Metal Fabricator Internship

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide students on-the-job training, providing them the opportunity to gain work based skills in a practical real world setting. Organizing Entity: College of the Sequoias Hours: 8 hours per week for an entire semester Compensation: Paid Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Manufacturing and Product Development Location: Tulare County Project Timeline: Every semester  Funding/Sponsors: US Farm […]

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To teach core entrepreneurial skills to middle and high school students. Organizing Entity: Visalia Chamber of Commerce Hours: 120+ Compensation: Varies Number of Students: 10-15, up to 25 Industry/Occupation: Any  Location: Visalia – Tulare County Project Timeline: 9 months Funding/Sponsors: Local businesses and some grants Internship Type: Work experience / industry-driven project Industry and/or Support […]

State announces $250 million available for school pathways

Visalia Times-Delta  An additional $250 million for is up for grabs for public schools to expand college and career readiness programs for students. Earlier this year, Tulare and Kings counties landed $15 million when the counties together applied through the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium for the state’s California Career Pathways Trust. In June, Randy Wallace, […]

US Department of Education and US Congress to Visit Porterville Unified School District to See Linked Learning in Action

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Congress will visitPorterville Unified School District in Porterville, California for a firsthand look atLinked Learning, one of the most dynamic high school redesign efforts in the country. Gary Hoachlander, President of ConnectEd, the hub for Linked Learning, will […]

Linked Learning in California Draws Visit from Federal Policymakers

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 23, 2014  —  On Thursday, September 25, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Congress will visit Porterville Unified School District in Porterville, California for a firsthand look atLinked Learning, one of the most dynamic high school redesign efforts in the country. Linked Learning transforms the traditional high school experience by […]

Learning Works: The Ones that Got Away: Why Completing a College Degree Is Not the Only Way to Succeed, Sept. 29, 2014

“Recent research on the California community college system has revealed that workforce training programs yield some of the highest earnings for community college students, regardless of whether those students complete a degree or college certificate. Still, most conversations about community college success are limited to whether students graduate. An exclusive focus on degree completion does […]