Employer Engagement

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • 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 Kentucky'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
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of New York's WorkAdvance skills training program and provides replicable strategies to identify targeted industry sectors, align training with program need, and strengthen retention and advancement for program participants. 

  • Research/ Report
December 2016

This report from Advance CTE, in partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR, draws on data from two national surveys to examine the shortage of industry experts in secondary classrooms and how to address it.

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