Linked Learning helps young people learn what they love. It combines preparation for real-world professions with rigorous academics, opening students to opportunities they never imagined
How Linked Learning Works
Linked Learning ignites students' passions by creating meaningful learning experiences in career-oriented pathways in fields such as engineering, health care, performing arts, law and more.
Rigorous academics prepare students for admission and success in California’s community colleges and universities — as well as in apprenticeships and other postsecondary programs.
Career-based learning in the classroom delivers concrete knowledge and skills through a sequence of courses, emphasizing real-world applications and academic learning.
Work-based learning provides students exposure to real-world workplaces via job shadowing, apprenticeships, internships and more, and teaches the professional skills needed to thrive in a career.
Comprehensive Support Services
Support services that include counseling and supplemental instruction in reading, writing, and math address the individual needs of all students, ensuring equity of access, opportunity, and success.
Linked Learning Alliance
The Linked Learning Alliance is a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving California’s high schools and preparing students for success in college, career, and life. Established in May 2008 by the Irvine Foundation, it aims to build a collective voice and coordinate efforts to expand access to Linked Learning in California. Numerous materials to help foster the implementation and expansion of the Linked Learning approach are available on their website.