In early 2020, the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce commissioned a report through Economic Leadership on the Kansas’ workforce. The report compiled research, reviews of best practices and lessons learned from states around the country.
This policy brief from Credential Engine explores how full, open and transparent access to information about credentials and their value can be a crucial element of how states can work to dismantle inequitable systems.
This brief from Afterschool Alliance explores the potential of afterschool programs, examining case studies in different communities across the U.S., and unpacks how exemplar programs in these areas are helping learners explore career options and gain critical workforce skills.
This report from the National Center for Innovation in Career Technical Education examines different state approaches to providing simulated work-based learning, creating a typology of different simulated experiences and profiling leading state examples.
This research study from the Urban Institute examines the impact of Accelerating Opportunity (AO), an initiative that enables learners to complete high school equivalency programs while simultaneously working toward an industry credential.