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How Education and Industry Partner on Work-Based Learning

Resource type: Research Report

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Lessons Learned from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

This brief presents findings from the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District, Alameda Health System, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

The initiative is designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for youth of color in Oakland, California, while expanding and diversifying the local health care workforce. It applies Linked Learning, an approach to college and career preparation that combines classroom learning with real-world work experiences.

The report presents lessons relevant to people and organizations leading education-industry partnerships, especially those involved in high school health care partnerships that deliver work-based learning.

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This is the first in a series of products resulting from SRI’s evaluation of the project. Subsequent releases will address the student experience in Oakland health pathways, describe outcomes for participants (e.g., graduation rates, postsecondary enrollment), and provide a cost analysis of the project.

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Oakland Unified School District, Alameda Health System Foundation, and SRI International are Atlantic grantees. Atlantic commissioned this report.