Resources

  • Policy
October 2016

West Virginia’s Simulated Workplace program demonstrates how states, particularly those in rural geographies, can draw on industry expertise to ensure high-quality work-based learning within a classroom setting.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
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. 

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

WDQC released this toolkit to help policymakers and advocates implement the 13-point state blueprint for workforce data. It includes common challenges and legislative templates.

  • Case Study
October 2016

This brief from National Skills Coalition profiles Arkansas’ Career Pathways Initiative program - which uses TANF funds to help low-income parents gain industry credentials - and identifies action steps that state policymakers, advocates and stakeholders can take to develop similar programs.

  • Case Study
October 2016

This report from AIR examines competency-based education models in six postsecondary institutions to determine if such programs improve quality, reduce costs, and expand student access and success. 

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This toolkit from the Alliance for Excellent Education sets the table for expanding high-quality CTE programs by making a moral case, defining the core elements of CTE, and profiling local examples.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States offers model state policy components for early college high schools that provide the necessary supports to ensure program access, quality and transferability of credit.

  • Research/ Report
September 2016

This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth populations in different career pathways.