Employer Engagement

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

  • Case Study
November 2016

This brief, from Advance CTE and Ford Next Generation Learning, is the outcome of two roundtables held with business leaders in Nashville and Pinellas County to explore why and how they support CTE in their communities, and offers recommendations based on their successful engagement.

  • Research/ Report
December 2014

This report from Advance CTE examines the employer engagement landscape with a particular focus on the ways in which states can foster and sustain meaningful employer engagement to strengthen their CTE system for all students through policy and practice.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • 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
July 2017

This toolkit from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution details strategies to bridge connections between institutions of higher education and industry leaders, specifically through college-based industry liaisons. 

  • Case Study
June 2017

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Strada Education Network profiles ten colleges and programs to examine the role that employers play in engaging institutions of higher education to better align pathways with workforce competencies. 

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