Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

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

  • Case Study
January 2018

This white paper from the American Youth Policy Forum explores how afterschool and workforce initiatives can be aligned at the systems level to address the need for a highly skilled workforce.

  • Case Study
January 2015

This report from the Center on International Education Benchmarking examines China's approach to vocational education and training, highlighting promising examples and providing recommendations for enhancing the system to meet the needs of the future workforce. 

  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This special report from the Western Governors’ Association presents the findings from the Western Governors’ Workforce Development initiative and recommends steps governors can take to improve the education and workforce systems in their states.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This infographic, produced by the WDQC, identifies different sources of postsecondary, workforce and employment data that are commonly available in state longitudinal data systems across the country. 

  • Case Study
October 2012

This report from the CIEB is one of several case studies that examines international approaches to vocational education and training (VET). This report examines the VET system in Singapore.

  • Case Study
July 2016

This report from the National Center for Innovation in CTE (NCiCTE) profiles six states that are working to align secondary CTE and Registered Apprenticeship programs.

  • Policy
June 2012

Nebraska’s reVISION program draws on state workforce data to help school districts evaluate and develop plans to improve their career preparation systems. ReVISION districts use these plans to phase out low-quality programs, develop new ones, and align standards with industry needs. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This paper draws on lessons learned from a study of international education systems and identifies strategies that state legislators and education leaders can take to turn around education in their own states.

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