Work-Based Learning

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This Advance CTE report provides a 5-step framework to address equity gaps in work-based learning by building a statewide infrastructure that enables cross-agency collaboration and prioritizes relationship building, data and accountability, quality, and extending social and cultural capital.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This report by Bellwether Education Partners and American Student Assistance provides a comprehensive assessment of work-based learning policies across the country.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This report from the Chicago Women in Trades National Center for Women's Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment explores challenges Latina and Black women face working in the construction industry and makes recommendations for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that supports women of color.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This paper, produced by Advance CTE, ACTE and ECS, is the eighth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state. 

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This resource from the Aspen Institute describes the key components of work-based learning (WBL) programs that predominantly serve young adults (16-24) of color in workforce development programming.

  • Research/ Report
December 2020

 This resource from JFF identifies guiding principles intermediary organizations can use to support equitable career outcomes with a particular focus on Black and Latinx youth and youth experiencing poverty.