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.

  • Case Study
September 2018

This brief, the second in the Making Good on the Promise series, lays out a strategy for state and local policymakers to confront historical inequities by using data to examine and address gaps. 

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This brief, the first in the Making Good on the Promise series, attempts to confront the negative aspects of CTE’s legacy and define the key challenges learners face today. 

  • Case Study
August 2017

This brief from Advance CTE's CTE on the Frontier series describes how states like Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho and Mississippi are working to improve the quality of local career pathways to meet industry needs and expand opportunities for rural learners.

  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
March 2019

The third edition of Making Career Readiness Count examines how states are measuring college and career readiness in their state and federal accountability systems. According to the report, the number of states counting career readiness has more than doubled between 2014 and 2019.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes Washington, DC's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

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