Access and Equity

Resources on topics such as special populations, non-traditional students, delivery systems, infrastructure and zip code equity

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2013

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.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
November 2010

This report from the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) examines how online learning is being employed to ensure that learners have access to high-quality CTE programs and the academic, technical and employability skills necessary to be successful in the labor market.

  • Policy
August 2004

The Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) program in Washington State provides technical and basic skills instruction through an integrated curriculum and has demonstrated powerful outcomes, including a dramatic increase in credential attainment.

  • Policy
January 2004

The Cultural Support Specialists in Wisconsin help learners transition from high school to college by advocating for and providing services to learners to help them overcome some of the structural barriers that can prevent at-risk learners from accessing and succeeding in college.

  • Case Study
June 2016

This report from the Aspen Institute explores how four community colleges are helping to create a more equitable society by partnering with high schools and universities in their communities and by creating seamless pathways from high school to the workforce.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

This snapshot profile describes Louisiana's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Guide/Tool
October 2017

This toolkit from the National Skills Coalition examines key policies that support the growth of work-based learning for out-of-school youth and disadvantaged adults and provides a legislative template for state work-based learning policies that target these populations.

  • Case Study
March 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute examines the role work colleges play in bridging equity gaps, disucsses outcomes associated with the work college model, and provides recommendations for a successful work college.

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