Resources

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This paper, produced by Advance CTE, ACTE and ECS, is the eighth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state. 

  • Research/ Report
January 2021

This resource by Credential Engine recommends actions states can take to increase credential transparency. Credential transparency ensures that learners, education leaders, and the business community have the information they need to make informed decisions.

  • Research/ Report
January 2021

This report by the Wisconsin Technical College System explores areas of strength and opportunity for increasing the enrollment and retention of learners in nontraditional occupations across the WTCS and provides an analysis of and resources for best practices to improve NTO learner success.

  • Research/ Report
January 2021

This report from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is organized around topics of importance to community colleges considering a stackable credentials approach to program design and provides information, examples and suggested resources.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2021

The State Roadmap for Workforce Recovery developed by the National Governors Association offers a framework for a state to start organizing their workforce response and recovery activities.

  • Research/ Report
January 2021

NAPE's report shares challenges and promising practices of the IM STEM initiative, which uses a collective impact model to create systems changes in state-level agencies and organizations with the goal of providing diverse students access and opportunities for success in STEM and CTE.

  • Case Study
January 2021

This case study by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute of Education Sciences examines CTE credentials most commonly earned by Virginia high school graduates and offers suggestions to help stakeholders understand the value of different credentials.

  • Research/ Report
January 2021

This resource developed by JFF is a guide to aid stakeholders in the task of researching and putting together the appropriate knowledge base needed to design and communicate about career pathways experiences that are aligned with local labor markets.