Work-Based Learning

Resources on topics such as experiential learning, internships, school-based enterprises and apprenticeships

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

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.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Research/ Report
September 2016

This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth populations in different career pathways.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

\This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the first in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This paper from Jobs for the Future presents seven principles for effective work-based learning models that increase access to opportunities for underserved populations.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

The brief from Advance CTE, part of the "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, highlights examples from West Virginia, Tennessee and Massachusetts that demonstrate either a systems-level or student-level approach to measuring work-based learning activities.

  • Case Study
November 2016

This brief, from Advance CTE and Ford Next Generation Learning, is the outcome of two roundtables held with business leaders in Nashville and Pinellas County to explore why and how they support CTE in their communities, and offers recommendations based on their successful engagement.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the third in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

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