Research/ Report

Condition of Career Readiness in the United States

  • Research/ Report

This inaugural Condition of Career Readiness in the United States report highlights findings and recommendations to help business and industry, federal and state agencies, elected officials, and national organizations reflect on what investments and resources are needed to support the future economic competitiveness of our nation.

How States are Making Career Readiness Count: A 2016 Update

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This report, an update to the 2014 Making Career Readiness Count from Achieve and Advance CTE, includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems.

The State of CTE: Early Postsecondary Opportunities

  • Research/ Report

Over 5.5 million learners participate in early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs), which range from dual and concurrent enrollment to credit by examination opportunities such as Advanced Placement courses. One third of all EPSO enrollments occur through Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. 

State Policies Impacting CTE: 2021 Year in Review

  • Research/ Report

This paper, produced by Advance CTE, ACTE and ECS, is the ninth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.

Braiding Funding To Support Equitable Career Pathways

  • Research/ Report

This resource from Advance CTE is the fourth in a series of policy briefs centered on strengthening career pathways and offers promising practices for leveraging available federal, state and local funding sources through braiding.