Getting Ahead at School
September 1, 2016
At a Glance
Students in The Wonderful Company’s Agriculture Career Prep program show impressive gains, as 89% of participating freshman are on track for a college degree. This report, one of a series, offers five key principles to support student learning.
In California’s Central Valley, the agriculture industry is growing, offering high-paying, family-sustaining careers. Despite this opportunity, few young people in the region have the skills necessary to gain employment in the field and meet employers’ needs.
This series details how The Wonderful Company, together with JFF, is tackling this skills gap through the Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep program. Its vision is to prepare youth for college and career success, and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, business, science, and technology.
Skills Mapping in the Central Valley
This report, one of a series, examines how The Wonderful Company and its partners are using skills mapping to ensure that high school, college, and work-based learning experiences prepare students for high-paying careers in agriculture.…
Job Shadowing in Agriculture
Job shadowing can inspire students and expand their knowledge of job opportunities, so they make better career decisions. This report, one of a series, explores the effective job shadowing model used by Wonderful Agriculture Career…
Pathways to Prosperity
We are boldly reimagining how U.S. education and workforce systems meet state and regional talent needs and prepare young people for careers. We are boldly reimagining how U.S. education and workforce systems meet state and…