Career Technical Education (CTE)
Lindsay Cathcart Pennetta, Project Specialist
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
The LINKS Mentoring Program offers ongoing support to mentor/protégé matches by providing staff to facilitate the mentoring sessions each week. A program staff member is assigned to each school and facilitates each group mentor session, providing organized activities, materials and support.
Mentors meet with their protégés for one hour each week. Adult volunteers may commit to mentor a student for one semester or a full school year. Mentoring sessions occur during the school day, usually mid-morning.
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