Access and Equity

Resources on topics such as special populations, non-traditional students, delivery systems, infrastructure and zip code equity

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Boston, Massachusetts' New Skills ready network team, focusing on building a systems-change mindset among the cross-sector team and developing common and foundational definitions to signal their commitment to equity.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Nashville, Tennessee's New Skills ready network team, focusing on establishing a shared understanding around systemic barriers to racial equity and developing a data-sharing agreement between secondary and postsecondary institutions.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2021

This tool from the Wisconsin Technical College System can be used to assess the adoption of best practices for increasing the enrollment and retention of learners who are nontraditional based upon their gender for an occupational program. 

  • Research/ Report
June 2021

This annual report provides an overview of the early achievements and innovation from the first year of the New Skills ready network initiative.

  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This report by the Education Trust examines state outcomes-based funding policies and the extent to which states prioritized the enrollment and success of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This resource discusses the mechanisms in Perkins V dedicated to closing equity gaps and addressing the individualized needs of each learner under Perkins V, as well as examples of how states are successfully approaching this work.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This resource is designed to help states establish processes and routines for systematically engaging representatives of learners with special population status at the state level.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This report from the Chicago Women in Trades National Center for Women's Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment explores challenges Latina and Black women face working in the construction industry and makes recommendations for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that supports women of color.