• Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Dallas, Texas' New Skills ready network team, focusing on developing a community-aligned view of labor market information (LMI) and creating a collaborative approach to work-based learning supported by a virtual internship toolkit.

  • 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
May 2021

This resource from the Community College Resource Center is a series of studies that offer strategies for states and community colleges to address the needs of historically marginalized learners of color in pursuing postsecondary education and training. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2021

The Virtual Internship Toolkit is a resource to help grow the number of high-quality virtual internship experiences for high school students by providing best practice-informed guidance that can support employers and school staff to develop programs more easily.

  • Case Study
February 2021

This case study is part of a series of case studies to support the Advance CTE Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool. Supporting element one, data is collected consistently and accurately, this case study examines how Texas reformed its process to identify concentrators.

  • Research/ Report
December 2020

This brief from Education Strategy Group provides examples of how states can make equity a core driver in their postsecondary credential attainment goals.

  • Research/ Report
November 2020

This resource from MDRC provides evidence for sector programs as a way state and local policy makers can help people obtain the skills necessary to find employment in industry sectors that are in-demand during and after the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

  • Research/ Report
March 2020

This report from the Association of Community Colleges demonstrates how community colleges can use prior learning assessments (PLAs) to help learners bridge workforce and academic competencies. The report also explains how PLAs can be incorporated into strategies for workforce development.