About Linked Learning
Linked Learning is a proven approach to education that combines rigorous academics, career-based learning in the classroom, work-based learning, and integrated student support systems. For Linked Learning students, education is organized around industry-sector themes. The industry theme is woven into lessons taught by teachers who collaborate across subject areas with input from working professionals and is reinforced by work-based learning with real employers. By centering school around real-world industry, learning becomes relevant. Students graduate with the skills and confidence to succeed in college, career, and life.
Linked Learning looks to provide meaningful learning experiences through career-oriented pathways that represent 15 of California’s leading industry sectors, including:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Arts, Media, and Entertainment
- Building and Construction Trades
- Business and Finance
- Education, Child Development, and Family Services
- Energy, Environment, and Utilities
- Engineering and Architecture
- Fashion and Interior Design
- Health Science and Medical Technology
- Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Manufacturing and Product Development
- Marketing Sales and Service
- Public Services
Linked Learning exposes high school students to previously unimagined college and career opportunities by turning their education into a personally relevant, engaging experience. Research shows that Linked Learning students have higher rates of engagement and higher graduation rates than their peers at traditional high schools. This approach to education is helping to create a disciplined, prepared, and productive future workforce, ready to succeed in college, career, and life.
You can find out more about the approach, how it works, and its effectiveness at www.linkedlearning.org.