Employer Engagement

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

  • Research/ Report
March 2018

This report from the US Chamber of Commerce and Burning Glass Technologies finds 12 career areas where the demand for workers exceeds the supply and identifies three key implications to consider when developing solutions to address the skills gap.

  • Policy
January 2008

This policy profile describes the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania's Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) program, which was developed with employer input and aims to equip students with employability and soft skills necessary for a successful career after graduation.  

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be better utilized to respond to the skills gap and outlines seven recommendations to improve WIOA implementation. 

  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This report from New America argues that postsecondary institutions are not set up to support the practical needs of today's students and explores the relationship between federal policy and the skills gap while exposing critical policy gaps in the federal Higher Education Act.

  • Policy
June 2007

Florida’s CAPE Act, initially passed in 2007, models how states can engage with industry and define quality industry certification standards for secondary and postsecondary students.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Policy
March 2009

Minnesota’s Technical Skill Assessment project (TSA), which was launched in 2009 and has since expanded to encompass 79 Career Pathways, demonstrates how states can develop a strong assessment framework by engaging the employer community and aligning secondary and postsecondary systems.

  • Case Study
October 2015

This report from CNA Education identifies high-growth, high-wage occupations in Florida and maps them to associated CTE Career Clusters ®.

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