Employer Engagement

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

  • Research/ Report
December 2015

This report evaluates the California Linked Learning District Initiative's sixth and final year, providing findings on how the career academy model impacts student graduation and college eligibility.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2015

This paper from RTI International draws on change management theory to provide a model for states to execute a comprehensive career pathways strategy.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This report from the National Skills Coalition is a follow up to a 2014 playbook for implementing WIOA. It is designed to help states strategize and write their WIOA plans, including developing and integrating career pathways.

  • Case Study
July 2016

This research study from the Milken Institute makes the case for postsecondary CTE and offers policy recommendations to help develop, fund and expand high-quality 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.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Delaware’s 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