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Linked Learning Partners Honored

Linked Learning Partners Honored

Industry partners who have provided vision, leadership and have helped to create work-based learning experiences for local students will be recognized by INNOVATE Tulare- Kings in partnership with the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium. The event will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on May 17 at the Jim Vidak Conference Center at the Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 S. Mooney Boulevard in Visalia.

“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,” said Randy Wallace, executive director of ITK. “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.”

Those to be recognized include: 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; Nathan Madsen, Groppetti Automotive Group; Rick Joyner, Quad Knopf; Sean Doyle, DinubaFire Department; Vickie Foster; sierra view Medical Center. The Linked Learning Academies programs focus on expanding work-based learning opportunities by blending rigorous academics that meet collegeready standards with career technical education.

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