Systems Alignment

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

  • 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.

  • Case Study
June 2021

This resource from Advance CTE is the third in a series of policy briefs centered on strengthening career pathways. It offers promising practices for leveraging the strengths of state and local leaders to cultivate sustainable, scalable partnerships and advance high-quality career pathways.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Indianapolis, Indiana's New Skills ready network team, focusing on strengthening career pathways and creating data infrastructure to guide strategic planning.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Columbus, Ohio's New Skills ready network team, focusing on developing relationships and building capacity across and within partner organizations and identifying and analyzing program areas to attend to career pathway quality.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Denver, Colorado's New Skills ready network team, focusing on building a shared data framework to better measure the impact of career pathways and mappting career pathways to ease learner transitions.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Boston, Massachusetts' New Skills ready network team, focusing on building a systems-change mindset among the cross-sector team and developing common and foundational definitions to signal their commitment to equity.

  • Research/ Report
June 2021

This annual report provides an overview of the early achievements and innovation from the first year of the New Skills ready network initiative.

  • 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.