Systems Alignment

Resources on topics such as secondary and postsecondary partnerships, cross-sector strategies and governance

  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This resource discusses the mechanisms in Perkins V for cross-system collaboration, an overview of how this appears in Perkins V state plans and an example of how a state is ensuring that engagement is ongoing and will successfully achieve a shared vision for education and workforce.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This first of its kind national research explores the role of area technical centers (ATCs) in the CTE delivery system and how states can leverage ATCs to meet postsecondary attainment goals and serve learners.

  • Research/ Report
August 2020

This report from JFF identifies key lessons in developing systems for leadership and governance to scale and sustain regional college and career pathways programs.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2020

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.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
June 2020

This NSFY Greater Washington Region snapshot profiles the K-16 IT Pathways Initiative. This initiative is a collaboration between five cities and counties in the Washington, D.C. region, community colleges and universities in the region, and IT employers to create an IT talent pipeline.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2020

This resource from the NGA defines what a high-quality work-based program looks like, explains the elements of long-term systems change needed for a high-quality program, and identifies strategies that can support each element of change.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
December 2019

This snapshot describes Massachusetts' impact across the entire New Skills for Youth initiative.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
December 2019

This snapshot describes Tennessee's impact across the entire New Skills for Youth initiative.