Read our latest press releases, news articles, and more below.
May 22, 2017
A new report from the California Economic Summit highlights a number of workforce tools that help to close the soft skills gap in California. These tools include digital badges for soft skills developed in partnership with New World of Work; Career Catalyst; and LaunchPath.
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February 10, 2017
A recent white paper released by the Mozilla Foundation has recognized the 21st Century Skills Digital Badging project as a promising example of bringing digital badges to scale.
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December 16, 2016
During his swearing-in speech Tuesday, Steinberg said he intended to provide paid internships to at least 50 percent of juniors and seniors in city schools within four years. The internships would aim to give hands-on vocational training to kids who may not be immediately bound for college.
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December 8, 2016
To upgrade the "soft skills" of California students, a new training curriculum is now available to all 114 of the state's community colleges. The comprehensive program, called New World of Work (NWOW) has been officially endorsed by the California Community College Chancellor's Office after four years of development.
June 6, 2016
California has been at the forefront of using technology platforms such as LaunchPath to make it easier for employers to develop or expand work-based learning opportunities for teens and young adults.
February 16, 2016
Linked Learning academies participated in the Principle for a Day program to help community members connect with students and observe them learning real world skills.
February 9, 2016
A new partnership between ConnectEd, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Linked Learning Alliance, will soon provide a centralized way to connect San Diego students to transformative hands-on work experiences.
January 11, 2016
The Linked Learning Alliance and the California Chamber of Commerce announce a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to expand opportunities for teenagers and young adults to get work experiences that can lead to college and career advancement.
December 22, 2015
LaunchPath is "a single destination for employers to be fully informed" on student internships, says Alex Taghavian, vice president for the Linked Learning Alliance, in an article from the Sacramento Business Journal highlighting LaunchPath.
December 21, 2015
The Innovation Hub Program within the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development announces a partnership with the Linked Learning Alliance to provide high school students with more opportunities to participate in industry-recognized internship programs.
December 15, 2015
"Internships are critical ways to get a foothold into the world of work," Tim Aldinger, director of workforce development services for the Foundation for California Community Colleges, told U.S. News & World Report. Community College students can find internships complementing their field of study through LaunchPath.
October 30, 2015
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that offers internships to high school and college students in the Sacramento region. Through Aerojet’s internship program, students have the opportunity to work on innovative aerospace and defense technology projects, build real-world professional and industry skills, and set themselves up for success in their future careers.
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October 13, 2015
Last week LaunchPath kicked off in two new California regions: Antioch and Oxnard. These events continue to expand internships and other work-based learning opportunities for students throughout the state.
October 9, 2015
Thursday's Pathway to Pipeline event allowed high school students from the nine Linked Learning academies in Antioch to share what they're learning with local employers. In turn, it provided the opportunity for those employers to talk with students and offer them potential internships at their companies.
September 22, 2015
The word is out about the upcoming Pathway to Pipeline event in Antioch! The event will feature key note speakers on the importance of businesses supporting career pathways and helping to build a strong talent pipeline for the future workforce, and will also kick off LaunchPath in the region. Read more in this article from the Contra Costa Times.
September 22, 2015
LaunchPath applauds President Barack Obama's national campaign aimed at expanding U.S. apprenticeships and opportunities for students and millenials to access education and certifications beyond high school.
September 15, 2015
NextEd Interim CEO Brian Bedford discusses his organization's partnership with LaunchPath and why internships are a growing focus for his organization.
September 8, 2015
Alex Taghavian discusses the importance of strengthening our workforce through student internships.
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Nancy Pryor, 916.498.6702
Linked Learning Alliance
Hilary McLean, 916.248.4848