Virginia

Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students

  • Case Study

This report from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) draws on data collected through literature reviews, web searches, telephone interviews and site visits to articulate a conceptual framework for work-based learning technical assistance.

Endorsements, Electives & More: CTE & State Graduation Requirements

  • Research/ Report

This Advance CTE brief explores common approaches to offering or requiring CTE courses and assessments within a statewide set of graduation requirements, offers illustrative examples of state-level policies and elevates implementation issues for consideration.

Expanding Career Readiness Through Online Learning

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This report from the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) examines how online learning is being employed to ensure that learners have access to high-quality CTE programs and the academic, technical and employability skills necessary to be successful in the labor market.

Measuring Nondegree Credential Attainment

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This report from the National Skills Coalition and the Workforce Data Quality Campaign examines states' progress on collecting data on non-degree credentials.

Putting Pell Grants to Work for Working Students

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool

This report from the National Skills Coalition makes the argument for increasing Pell eligibility for students enrolled in short-term credential programs to address the growing demand for qualified workers to fill "middle-skill" jobs.

Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool

This report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce profiles five approaches state leaders are taking to use technological advances to improve the use of data and help learners navigate the complex system of postsecondary credentials. 

Policy Snapshot: Competency-Based Education

  • Case Study

This policy snapshot from the Education Commission of the States provides a summary of 2016 and 2017 state policies, including legislative activities, board policies and programs, related to competency-based education.

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