This resource from Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations defines high-quality industry certifications, provides a summary of recent research on certifications, and an overview of efforts to promote this goal.
This resource from the Institute for Higher Education Policu (IHEP) is a performance indicator framework designed to help leaders of postsecondary credential programs serving leaders who are incarcerated measure the impact of these programs.
This resource from Education Strategy Group (ESG) offers a guide for states as they begin to lay the groundwork for a long-term, post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan that prioritizes equity and focuses on the most immediate workforce needs and the most affected populations.
This resource from the Southeast Regional Educational Laboratory is a self-study guide that state and local education leaders can use to asssess the implementation of career readiness practices across a district or secondary school.
This report from the Education Strategy Group and the Level Up Coalition identifies "Momentum Metrics" that state, district and local school leaders can use to measure the success of schools and target resources and student supports.
This report by the Center for American Progress identifies critical components of middle school Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that can prepare young learners for rigorous high school pathways that will lead to success in college and careers.
This guide from the National Governors Association provides a roadmap for state policymakers to prepare for the future workforce. The report identifies three essential system transformations that are necessary to facilitate the transition through the fourth industrial revolution.