Dinuba High Programs Prepare Students for College, Career
At Dinuba High School, some students get a jump start on their career path on their first day.
The high school has established three academies through the Linked Learning Program: one devoted to a medical pathway, engineering and construction management, which are designed to prepare students for college, career and life.
Through the four-year programs, students gain real-world experience that allows them to explore, and prepare for potential career paths. In addition to the curriculum, the academies include mentorships, internships, job shadowing and volunteer work, all of which help students become top college candidates.
"It really prepares them rigorously for whatever college they want to go to," said Manjeet Dail, the Dinuba Unified School District's college and career director. "They have the real-life experience that has prepared them."
Dail said the career-specific programs help the students understand the value of the classwork. "Engineering students go into math class and may not understand why learning about angles is important, but through the academy, they are shown how their work in the classroom actually applies to their career."
Dinuba High's academies are funded through community support and Les Schwab Tire Centers is honored to be a part of that effort. In our second year of partnership with Dinuba High School, the Dinuba Les Schwab store has helped raise more than $120,000 to go toward the academies.
We look forward to continuing our support of this innovative school and the greater Dinuba-area community going forward. To learn more about the Dinuba High School Link Learning Academies, check out the school's official website.