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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

LINKS Career Technical Education Model

​​LINKS is a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) career technical education model aimed at helping high-risk students succeed. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs instead of traditional, scripted education.

LINKS focuses on:

  • Setting bold goals and creating student success plans relevant to career aspirations
  • Enhancing career education and providing job opportunities
  • Building strong partnerships with education agencies and the business community
  • Connecting students to adult mentors who provide supportive guidance

All SCOE Court and Community School students and Special Education students at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School now follow the LINKS model. By teaching employability skills, practicing those skills in a "real life" environment, and providing positive adult connections, students succeed in positive and measurable ways.

LINKS is inclusive and every student is eligible to participate in a variety of electives: the basketball team, visual/performing arts, applying for college level classes, or building a comprehensive vocational arts profile.

LINKS creates a bridge between academics and job readiness with work training instruction and opportunities to earn money. Teachers offer supplemental service instruction with reading and math emphasis along with ROP career technical training.

Career preparation provides a vital LINK to on-the-job training. LINKS students have the opportunity to gain skills in many professions including:

  • Auto Body Repair
  • Business & Banking
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assistant
  • Landscaping
  • Radiology
  • Virtual Enterprise

All students are held to a high standard of behavior and academic effort in order to participate. Targeted instructional strategies rely on data-driven assessment measures.


L I N K S: Leadership in daily life, Integrity in thought and practice, Navigating choices, Keeping promises, Sufficiency in preparation