Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

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

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This report from the National Skills Coalition is a follow up to a 2014 playbook for implementing WIOA. It is designed to help states strategize and write their WIOA plans, including developing and integrating career pathways.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This brief from ECS examines the role that community colleges play in preparing learners for the workforce and outlines a blueprint for community colleges to support implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

  • Case Study
July 2018

This report from the National Skills Coalition discusses the benefits of partnerships between community colleges and businesses, and how this can be supported through the Higher Education Act. 

  • Policy
January 2013

 Idaho's Program Alignment Initative establishes statewide articulation agreements and aligns secondary and postsecondary learning outcomes in order to provide learners with a seamless transition from secondary into postsecondary.

  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from Pearsons and Jobs for the Future concludes that the United States is experiencing a new wave of postsecondary education reform called "demand driven education" and examines promising practices from the U.S. and U.K. to support a demand driven education system.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This paper from the Education Commission of the States offers a framework for engaging stakeholders in a way that emphasizes collaboration over traditional methods.

  • Research/ Report
October 2013

This report from Advance CTE provides a national view on how states adopt, organize and implement CTE standards at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, comparing all state standards to a common benchmark, the Common Career Technical Core.

  • Research/ Report
December 2016

This report from the Center for Public Education examines the secondary CTE system in the United States and provides an overview of the history and purpose of CTE, including who enrolls, how it is funded and how it can be strengthened. 

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