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 Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the first in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Advance CTE, the second in the CTE on the Frontier series, explores how states can bring the experience of work-based learning and employer engagement directly to rural learners through simulated workplace experiences, innovative satellite campuses and mobile labs.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This report by the Foundation for Excellence in Education provides a guide to build strong cross-sector partnerships among secondary education, postsecondary institutions, and business and industry to develop and strengthen career pathways for learners.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This toolkit from the U.S. Department of Education examines topics of importance to colleges considering a stackable credential approach.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This paper from Jobs for the Future draws on interviews and site visits from California Career Pathways Trust grant recipients to identify common successes and challenges two years after the program was established by the California legislature. 

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