Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

Resources on topics such as secondary and postsecondary partnerships, cross-sector strategies and governance

  • Policy
June 2013

Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) is a youth pre-apprenticeship program that stands out as an innovative example of effective cross-sector collaboration to strengthen students’ career pathways and the talent pipeline.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This toolkit, developed by Jobs for the Future, provides guidance to community colleges interested in developing a work-based course model. The guide walks users through six stages of program design and implementation.

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from the US Department of Labor provides the findings from a presidential task force charged with identifying strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Research/ Report
January 2014

This paper, the result of a collaboration between Advance CTE and ACTE, provides both an overview and a state-by-state review of policy changes occurring in 2013 across the country that have impacted CTE.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

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