California

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This resource provides recommendations for flexible learning approaches that allow adult learners who are interested in postsecondary education the opportunity to participate in postsecondary learning, achieve marketable skills and credentials, and obtain family sustaining careers.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This report from MDRC gauges community college leaders' perspectives on the recruitment, advising and supports for students in credit and noncredit programs. The report offers strategies for aligning recruitment and advising to support program entry and transition for learners.

  • Case Study
September 2020

This report from New America explores the opportunity to leverage youth apprenticeship to address worker shortages in the early childhood education sector.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2020

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.

  • Research/ Report
July 2019

MDRC invited practitioners from innovative CTE programs to participate in a focus group on the subject of equity. This brief summarizes the most common equity challenges  along with ideas for how to address them. The brief also includes examples from other MDRC research.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
August 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores how states can leverage program approval and program evaluation policies and processes to ensure postsecondary CTE program quality. The report examines state examples from California, Florida and Wisconsin.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
January 2018

This report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement examines how college advising's structure, content, and intensity help shape the student experience and help students identify and meet their career goals.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This cheat sheet is designed to help rural policymakers identify leverage points across federal education and workforce programs to support and expand access to high-quality rural CTE at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.