Resources

  • Guide/Tool
December 2017

This guide from JFF and Lumina Foundation shares strategies for community colleges to identify credentials of value that are aligned with labor market needs.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This policy brief from AEI aims to answer the question of how 2-year community colleges can offer more effective workforce training programs. The brief lays out a national landscape and provides an actionable plan for rethinking the mission of 2-year community colleges.

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

The Certification Data Exchange Project (CDEP) was launched in 2012 to provide a model for sharing industry-recognized credential data. This report from ACTE describes the project's goals, shares results and discusses lessons learned.

  • Case Study
October 2017

This case study by Jobs for the Future profiles the development of the Delaware Pathways initiative and lays out the state's approach and lessons learned.

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

This report from the American Enterprise Institute uses state administrative data and a return on investment analysis to determine the value of different postsecondary credentials. 

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the Urban Institute examines policy strategies for promoting transitions to adulthood, higher education and the workforce in the Great Lakes Region. The paper describes how states can use CTE, work-based learning, labor market information and funding to support pathways.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from Afterschool Alliance explores the potential of afterschool programs, examining case studies in different communities across the U.S., and unpacks how exemplar programs in these areas are helping learners explore career options and gain critical workforce skills.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the American Enterprise Institute examines the structure of New Jersey's county-based vocational high schools, which exist outside of the school district and have rigorour admissions requirements, and draws forth relevant lessons to foster local innovation around CTE.

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