Career Advisement

Resources on topics such as guidance, counseling, guided pathways, student supports, coaching, individualized learning plans, career awareness and exposure and mentorships

  • Research/ Report
January 2014

This report from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability summarizes the findings of a study to determine whether Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) should be considered a promising college and career readiness practice and how youth with disabilities participate in these efforts.

  • Research/ Report
February 2013

This brief from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) shares recommendations to advance a quality Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) initiative based on ILP research studies conducted by NCWD and its partners.

  • Policy
June 2010

The Arkansas College and Career Coach program provides career counseling, financial guidance, and college and career supports to 7th-12th grade students in the state. The program reaches three out of every four students and has contributed to an increase in college-going rates. 

  • Guide/Tool
June 2005

The Student Interest Survey for Career Clusters® is a career guidance tool that allows students to respond to questions and identify the top three Career Clusters of interest based on their responses.

  • Case Study
March 2015

This case study from the Community College Resource Center examines how Miami Dade College (MDC) implemented the guided pathways approach, which redesigns programs and supports so that students can more easily navigate college and achieve their goals.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes North Carolina's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
April 2017

This case study from USC's Center for Urban Education examines strategies for improving the community college experience through a profile of the Pathways to Academic, Career and Transfer Success Initiative at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC).


  • Case Study
September 2017

This report from the Community College Research Center examines the implementation of guided pathways in Ohio community colleges to identify innovations and share lessons learned with other states and institutions beginning the process of developing and implementing guided pathways.

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co