This resource from Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations defines high-quality industry certifications, provides a summary of recent research on certifications, and an overview of efforts to promote this goal.
This report by the Center for American Progress identifies critical components of middle school Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that can prepare young learners for rigorous high school pathways that will lead to success in college and careers.
This resource from the Southeast Regional Educational Laboratory is a self-study guide that state and local education leaders can use to asssess the implementation of career readiness practices across a district or secondary school.
This report from the Education Strategy Group and the Level Up Coalition identifies "Momentum Metrics" that state, district and local school leaders can use to measure the success of schools and target resources and student supports.
This resource from Education Strategy Group (ESG) offers a guide for states as they begin to lay the groundwork for a long-term, post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan that prioritizes equity and focuses on the most immediate workforce needs and the most affected populations.
This resource, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Advance CTE, outlines five actions state CTE leaders can take to ensure that secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities have access to the supports needed to thrive in high-quality CTE programs.
This resource, developed by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and Advance CTE, outlines key actions that state CTE leaders can take in partnership with juvenile and adult criminal justice agencies to ensure that youth in these systems have access to high-quality CTE programs.