Resources

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool, developed for the New Skills for Youth initiative, offers states a framework for building a three-year comprehensive career readiness action plan.

  • Policy
January 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education created the position of state-level equity and diversity specialist in 2016 as part of its senior leadership team. The focus of this position is to provide diversity trainings in both the secondary and postsecondary systems.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool offers a framework for states conducting a needs assessment to identify strengths and gaps that will inform a comprehensive, three-year career readiness action plan, based on the six major objectives 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.

  • 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
  • Research/ Report
July 2016

This 50-state report explores policies related to dual enrollment faculty qualifications across the states. The report further details state strategies to help classroom instructors meet dual enrollment qualifications.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This tool, developed by the Tennessee Department of Education, can be used to evaluate the quality of career pathways. It includes quality criteria and examples of sample evidence.

  • Research/ Report
November 2016

For the third year in a row, WDQC surveyed all fifty states and the District of Columbia to measure state progress against its 13-point workforce data blueprint. This report contains details about each state’s level of progress and examples of how states are implementing blueprint elements.

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