New Skills for Youth

New Skills for Youth is a multi-year effort to support states as they transform their career preparation systems, led by the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by the JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Research/ Report
April 2019

This report draws on a national survey of State CTE Directors to examine how states are collecting and using career readiness data. 

  • 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
February 2018

This report from Advance CTE and the American School Counselor Association summarizes a national survey of State CTE Directors, State School Counseling Directors and school counselors to describe effective and promising strategies for career advising and development. 

  • Case Study
December 2017

This brief from Advance CTE, part of the CTE on the Frontier series, profiles how states such as Nebraska, Alaska, North Dakota and Idaho have leveraged strategic partnerships and technology to reach economies of scale and offer a wider breadth of career pathways to rural learners.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This guide from Advance CTE is designed to help states think through the process of disseminating labor market information. The guide highlights how Nevada, Kentucky and Washington disseminated data to various audiences and provides questions for states to consider for each.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Advance CTE, the second in the CTE on the Frontier series, explores how states can bring the experience of work-based learning and employer engagement directly to rural learners through simulated workplace experiences, innovative satellite campuses and mobile labs.

  • Case Study
April 2017

This report from Advance CTE examines successes in Tennessee, New Jersey and Delaware to demonstrate how states can use the career pathways approval process to raise the level of quality across the board. The report examines common approaches and unpacks key policy levers available to states.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This tool from Advance CTE is based off of two tools created by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It is designed to guide users through nine steps in planning effective interactions with specific stakeholders.

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