Resources

  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
November 2016

For the third year in a row, WDQC surveyed all fifty states and the District of Columbia to measure state progress against its 13-point workforce data blueprint. This report contains details about each state’s level of progress and examples of how states are implementing blueprint elements.

  • 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
  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This policy paper from the OECD proposes strategies for making work-based learning more attractive to the employer community, particularly for at-risk youth.

  • Research/ Report
December 2016

This study examines data from students enrolled in health CTE programs in California community colleges and finds higher wage outcomes for students who earn a health-related credential.

  • 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
December 2016

This report from Parthenon examines the opportunity for early college high schools in Massachusetts. By collecting both in-state and national data, convening working groups, and engaging a broad group of stakeholders, Parthenon finds that investing in early college could yield vast returns.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This document, part of Advance CTE's "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, provides guidance and examples of how states can support intermediaries to expand work-based learning.

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