Vermont's Flexible Pathways Initiative provides flexibility for school districts and enables learners to pursue personalized pathways to college and career readiness that include dual enrollment and work-based learning opportunities.
This Advance CTE brief defines career academies, describes their history and outlines research supporting these dynamic institutions. National, state and local career academy-related efforts are highlighted.
This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of the GED Bridge to Health and Business program, an approach to high school equivalency certification that not only prepares learners to pass the GED examination but also puts them on a path to further education and training.
This paper provides information on the history, benefits and cost effectiveness of area CTE centers, including several state examples. This is a useful resource for states that are looking to expand access to CTE in a cost-effective way.
This brief from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) shares recommendations to advance a quality Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) initiative based on ILP research studies conducted by NCWD and its partners.
This report from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) draws on data collected through literature reviews, web searches, telephone interviews and site visits to articulate a conceptual framework for work-based learning technical assistance.
Alabama’s 21st Century Workforce Act authorized the procurement of equipment for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the state. Yet the way that the legislation was implemented offers a model for other states to revise the quality of their own CTE programs.