Employer Engagement

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

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This report from the National Center for Innovation in CTE examines the opportunity that Community Based Agreements - legally binding contracts that secure funding for improvements within a neighborhood affected by proposed development projects - can provide for local CTE programs.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • 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. 

  • Guide/Tool
November 2014

This report and the accompanying guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation articulate a vision for a demand-driven system to manage the talent pipeline and prepare the future workforce for high-skill jobs.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2011

The report from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association for Career and Technical Education and McGraw-Hill explores the intersection between education and workforce development and provides a valuable industry perspective for policymakers seeking to engage employers.

  • Research/ Report
January 2018

This brief from ACTE reviews the research on industry advisory boards and provides recommendations for developing an industry advisory board.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Ohio's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Policy
September 2012

The Illinois STEM Learning Exchanges, and the way the partnerships were developed and implemented, model how a state can effectively engage the private sector to improve the quality of its career pathways.

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