Resources

  • Policy
June 2010

The Arkansas College and Career Coach program provides career counseling, financial guidance, and college and career supports to 7th-12th grade students in the state. The program reaches three out of every four students and has contributed to an increase in college-going rates. 

  • 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.

  • Case Study
July 2016

This research study from the Milken Institute makes the case for postsecondary CTE and offers policy recommendations to help develop, fund and expand high-quality programs.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2016

This guide from the Connecticut State Department of Education/ Transition Task Force compares different tools, supports and federal requirements for serving students with disabilities or medical conditions.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2011

The report from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association for Career and Technical Education and McGraw-Hill explores the intersection between education and workforce development and provides a valuable industry perspective for policymakers seeking to engage employers.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2011

This brief from ACTE reviews and summarizes extant research on Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) to demonstrate how they help learners build academic, employability and technical skills.

  • Research/ Report
January 2016

This report from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) draws on results from a survey of 7,325 high school students in STEM classes to profile equity issues.

  • 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.

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