Employer Engagement

Resources on topics such as business and industry, workforce investment boards, industry validation, talent pipeline and the skills gap

  • Guide/Tool
July 2021

The Colorado Job Quality Framework, a collaboration between local communities, employers and leaders, outlines the components of quality jobs in Colorado as well as key next steps for each partner in improving job quality across the state.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This report explores state strategies to systematically engage business and industry leaders in support of CTE through Perkins V.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2021

The Virtual Internship Toolkit is a resource to help grow the number of high-quality virtual internship experiences for high school students by providing best practice-informed guidance that can support employers and school staff to develop programs more easily.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
June 2020

This NSFY Greater Washington Region snapshot profiles the K-16 IT Pathways Initiative. This initiative is a collaboration between five cities and counties in the Washington, D.C. region, community colleges and universities in the region, and IT employers to create an IT talent pipeline.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2020

This guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides a set of resources that can be used to explore how Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) can be leveraged as a framework as well as a set of strategies, to build stronger employer and Career Technical Education (CTE) partnerships.

  • Research/ Report
February 2020

This research and report was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to better understand the current hiring landscape and provides recent trends.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2020

This resource from the NGA defines what a high-quality work-based program looks like, explains the elements of long-term systems change needed for a high-quality program, and identifies strategies that can support each element of change.

  • Research/ Report
December 2019

This report from Opportunity @Work discusses the need for skills-based hiring practices and is useful for CTE leaders who are considering how to prepare learners for the workforce of the future.