This report from ESG and CCSSO provides a roadmap for the measures states can use in an accountability system to support all students in achieving success after high school, as well as strategies for putting that accountability system into practice.
This report, developed by the Workforce Information Advisory Council, identifies opportunities to strengthen systems of workforce and labor market information to help build the workforce, strengthen career pathways, and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce education and training programs.
This paper from the Workforce Data Quality Campaign proposes a quality assurance framework for short-term occupational training programs and provides recommendations for state and federal policymakers to strengthen the quality of such programs.
This brief from ECS examines the role that community colleges play in preparing learners for the workforce and outlines a blueprint for community colleges to support implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
This report from the Center for Public Education examines the secondary CTE system in the United States and provides an overview of the history and purpose of CTE, including who enrolls, how it is funded and how it can be strengthened.
This brief from National Skills Coalition profiles Arkansas’ Career Pathways Initiative program - which uses TANF funds to help low-income parents gain industry credentials - and identifies action steps that state policymakers, advocates and stakeholders can take to develop similar programs.