Systems Alignment

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

  • Research/ Report
August 2022

This report, supported by  JPMorgan Chase, examines how youth policy for CTE can be modernized to support learners beyond their K-12 educational careers.

  • Snapshots
June 2022

An overview of Year Two progress and priorities for the Denver, Colorado site.

  • Snapshots
June 2022

An overview of key accomplishments and priorites from Year Two of the New Skills ready network initiative.

  • Research/ Report
February 2022

This Field Guide provides colleges, higher education systems, and state education agencies with a start-to-finish process to guide their own competency-based education (CBE) planning efforts.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2021

This resource serves as the primary evaluation and initial planning tool for state CTE leaders to implement the principles of Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education through self-assessment questions, sample implementation steps, and an action planning template.

  • Research/ Report
October 2021

Based on an exploratory study at four such colleges, this report introduces a cross-sector pathways model and highlights emerging practices and strategies to strengthen ties between guided pathways

  • Research/ Report
October 2021

This brief explains how strong state governance structures can support the development and success of high-quality pathways for all learners from K–12 to postsecondary education and career.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2021

The Colorado Job Quality Framework, a collaboration between local communities, employers and leaders, outlines the components of quality jobs in Colorado as well as key next steps for each partner in improving job quality across the state.