New Skills for Youth Needs Assessment Framework

This tool, developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group, was designed to help states conduct a diagnostic assessment of their current career preparation systems and develop a three-year action plan under the New Skills for Youth initiative.

The tool outlines quality parameters for high-quality career preparation systems aligned with the six key New Skills for Youth objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Demand Driven and Employer Led Processes
  • Objective 2: Rigor and Quality in Career Pathways for ALL
  • Objective 3: Career-Focused Accountability Systems
  • Objective 4: Scaled Pathways that Culminate in Credentials
  • Objective 5: Aligned State and Federal Funding Streams
  • Objective 6: Ensure Cross-Institutional Alignment

It can be used state leaders to identify strengths and opportunities for building an effective statewide career preparation system. 

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May 2016
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