Workforce development

  • Guide/Tool
July 2022

This tool, developed by workgroup members representing various state agencies, advances that any policy — be it regulatory, legislative or programmatic — related to the effective development and implementation of CPL should include and/or address five core elements.

  • Research/ Report
October 2021

This report provides tangible data points on employer attitudes toward Career Technical Education (CTE) and the positive return on investment CTE experiences provide for business and economic growth.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2021

This toolkit provides leaders with definitions of quality non-degree credentials, questions to consider when moving the criterion into action and a list of additional resources that can be used to support the understanding of each quality criterion.

  • Research/ Report
August 2021

This brief, written by the National Governors Association, outlines eight strategies and considerations for promoting equity through reemployment and other workforce services. The strategies are supported by state examples and linked to best practices across the United States.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2021

This resource, created by Education Strategy Group (ESG), pulls together promising strategies for serving post-traditional learners utilizing a single comprehensive framework.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2021

Education Commission of the States (ECS) provides state leaders with a policy outline for the necessary components of nondegree credential that can lead to upskilling and advancement in the workforce.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
July 2021

This report from JFF with a select group of community college practitioners, makes the case for policymakers, employers and practitioners to invest in and strengthen short-term credentialing programs to rapidly retrain unemployed workers for better career prospects.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2021

The Colorado Job Quality Framework, a collaboration between local communities, employers and leaders, outlines the components of quality jobs in Colorado as well as key next steps for each partner in improving job quality across the state.