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June 2017

This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides an overview of the different types of work-based learning opportunities available with the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

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February 2017

This report, developed by the Workforce Information Advisory Council, identifies opportunities to strengthen systems of workforce and labor market information to help build the workforce, strengthen career pathways, and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce education and training programs.

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October 2014

This brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research explores the question of how states can ensure that CTE teachers can award academic credit to students for their classes. 

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December 2016

This brief from ECS examines the role that community colleges play in preparing learners for the workforce and outlines a blueprint for community colleges to support implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

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August 2017

This resource from AIR and Texas A&M University provides a preliminary framework for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of postsecondary competency-based education programs. It proposes a series of metrics that can be used to evaluate quality at the program and systems level.

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July 2017

This toolkit from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution details strategies to bridge connections between institutions of higher education and industry leaders, specifically through college-based industry liaisons. 

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October 2016

This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of New York's WorkAdvance skills training program and provides replicable strategies to identify targeted industry sectors, align training with program need, and strengthen retention and advancement for program participants. 

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September 2017

This tool from Advance CTE lays out the non-negotiable elements of an effective policy for approving and evaluating CTE programs of study and offers an assessment rubric that state leaders can use to identify gaps in their current state policy and prioritize areas for improvement.