Career Advisement

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

  • 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. 

  • Case Study
May 2018

This brief from the National League of Cities examines how afterschool and summer learning opportunities can be leveraged as strategies to improve college and career readiness among students.

  • 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.

  • Policy
May 2005

South Carolina’s Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), passed in 2005, requires every high school student to declare a "major" aligned with a Career Cluster, and every district to offer a standards-based academic curriculum organized around Career Clusters.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This brief from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the third installment in the Making Youth Employment Work series, introduces a new approach for employers to play an expanded role in career development.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2016

This guide from the Connecticut State Department of Education/ Transition Task Force compares different tools, supports and federal requirements for serving students with disabilities or medical conditions.

  • Research/ Report
May 2013

This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of the GED Bridge to Health and Business program, an approach to high school equivalency certification that not only prepares learners to pass the GED examination but also puts them on a path to further education and training.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Massachusetts' progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative for the 2018 calendar year.

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