Resources

  • Report/Case Study

This resource from the Education Commission of States (ECS) provides an overview of state policy trends in CTE for 2013, citing activity in areas such as blending learning opportunities, incentivizing industry credentials, expanding internships and formalizing governing structures.

  • Report/Case Study

This policy brief from Advance CTE explores state strategies for building a credential validation system, highlighting promising practices from Florida, Kansas and Louisiana, which have each made considerable progress in this area.

  • Report/Case Study

This report from Advance CTE examines the employer engagement landscape with a particular focus on the ways in which states can foster and sustain meaningful employer engagement to strengthen their CTE system for all students through policy and practice.

  • Report/Case Study

This report, an update to the 2014 Making Career Readiness Count, from Achieve and Advance CTE, includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems, and highlights promising practices in several states.

  • Report/Case Study

This report from Advance CTE, in partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR, draws on data from two national surveys to examine the shortage of industry experts in secondary classrooms and how to address it.

  • Guide/Tool

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Report/Case Study
  • Guide/Tool

This brief from the Community College Research Center lays out the what and how of guided pathways, or a more coherent guidance, advisement and course taking system for postsecondary students designed to support completion and degree attainment, and offers local examples.

  • Report/Case Study

This report from CIEB is one of several case studies that examines international approaches to vocational education and training. This report zooms in on the vocational education system in Switzerland. 

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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