Career Advisement

Resources on topics such as guidance, counseling, guided pathways, student supports, coaching, individualized learning plans, career awareness and exposure and mentorships

  • Case Study
June 2017

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Strada Education Network profiles ten colleges and programs to examine the role that employers play in engaging institutions of higher education to better align pathways with workforce competencies. 

  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This tool, developed by the Tennessee Department of Education, can be used to evaluate the quality of career pathways. It includes quality criteria and examples of sample evidence.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

This brief from Jobs for the Future draws on early work from the Pathways to Prosperity Network to lay out policy and structural changes states should take into consideration as they build career pathways between secondary and postsecondary systems.

  • Research/ Report
April 2016

This Education Trust report explores high school transcripts and finds that too many students leave high school with no clear path forward. The report identifies state and local levers, such as transcript analysis, credit policies and graduation requirements, to mitigate the challenge.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Rhode Island's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Policy
September 2012

The Illinois STEM Learning Exchanges, and the way the partnerships were developed and implemented, model how a state can effectively engage the private sector to improve the quality of its career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
May 2018

This executive summary provides an overview of the work New Skills for Youth states completed in 2017 and identifies common approaches these states took to transform their career readiness systems.

  • 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.

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