Illinois

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2015

This report by Achieve and Advance CTE lays out the leverage points between Career Technical Education (CTE) and Competency-Based Pathways (CBP) and provides guiding questions to help state and local leaders consider how CTE is, can and should be a part of their CBP strategies.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This publication from Advance CTE sumamrizes work completed in Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. The document profiles significant achievements and lessons learned, drawing out strategies that other states can replicate.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
August 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores how states can leverage program approval and program evaluation policies and processes to ensure postsecondary CTE program quality. The report examines state examples from California, Florida and Wisconsin.

  • Research/ Report
September 2016

This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth populations in different career pathways.

  • Case Study
September 2016

This report by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities provides an overview of the MMSI program, which aims to address the STEM equity gap by strengthening the community college pipeline and fostering collaborations between community colleges and four-year institutions.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This brief from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the third installment in the Making Youth Employment Work series, introduces a new approach for employers to play an expanded role in career development.

  • Case Study
September 2016

This paper from Achieve draws on competency-based education programs in Colorado and Illinois to provide recommendations for states, covering issues such as assessments, accountability, educator engagement and capacity building, CTE integration and engagement of higher education

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