News Article

Charting a Smarter Path to College

December 2, 2014
"Employers need to get involved with Linked Learning. They'll be not only helping students, but helping themselves," says Bruce Maiman in his op-ed for the Sacramento Bee, who explains the short and long term benefits an employer receives by hosting internships with the Foundation and Linked Learning.

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Interview

Linked Learning and LaunchPath on Capital Public Radio's Insight

August 18, 2014
Linked Learning and LaunchPath were featured on Capital Public Radio's Insight on Monday, August 18, with a focus on how both programs are helping students find career-aligned internship opportunities.

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News Article

Summer internships matter

June 23, 2014
"The best idea I have heard in a while," says a Sonoma Index-Tribune editor about LaunchPath, citing a recent Wall Street Journal  study that showed internship experience trumped GPA or college major when it came to landing job interviews after graduation.

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News Article

New online database aims to get students into internships

May 30, 2014
A recent EdSource article highlighted LaunchPath's efforts to connect employers with qualified high school and college students, stating, "Students in linked learning programs get real-life work experience while they learn."

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 Video

Closing the jobs gap: JPMorgan New Skills at Work featured on KCRA

April 24, 2014
JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work Initiative was featured last Thursday at 6 p.m. on KCRA 3 Reports, with a focus on how this funding will create work-based learning opportunities in the Sacramento region through facilitating partnerships between schools and employers—which the LaunchPath program will support through its online matching tool.

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News Article

Grant will fund software to connect employers and student interns 

April 24, 2014
JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a five-year, $1.2 million grant Thursday to fund development of software that connects high school and community-college students looking for internships with Sacramento-area employers willing to offer them.

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Press Release

LaunchPath program matches students, employers to close skills gap

April 24, 2014
The Foundation for California Community Colleges, in partnership with the Linked Learning Alliance, officially unveiled the new LaunchPath program—an innovative approach to creating work-based learning experiences that impact students and employers in the Sacramento region. 

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News Article

Job skills program to receive $18 million boost

April 23, 2014
JPMorgan Chase will provide $18 million in grants over the next five years to nonprofit groups providing job training in California, with programs for high school and community college students among the first recipients, the financial firm announced this week.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Foundation for California Community Colleges
Nancy Pryor, 916.498.6702

Linked Learning Alliance
Hilary McLean, 916.248.4848