Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

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

  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This toolkit from the National Skills Coalition provides information that state policymakers and advocates can use to drive the establishment or expansion of sector partnership policies at the state level.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2015

This Advance CTE rubric is for state administrators to use as they assess the progress made on the implementation of the Career Clusters®.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
March 2015

This report from CIEB is one of three case studies that examine international approaches to vocational education and training. This report explores the vocational education system in Switzerland. 

  • Guide/Tool
November 2014

This report and the accompanying guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation articulate a vision for a demand-driven system to manage the talent pipeline and prepare the future workforce for high-skill jobs.

  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This report from New America argues that postsecondary institutions are not set up to support the practical needs of today's students and explores the relationship between federal policy and the skills gap while exposing critical policy gaps in the federal Higher Education Act.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2014

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States (ECS) provides a framework for integrating CTE and dual enrollment.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
December 2013

This paper from Advance CTE explores the connection and overlap between CTE and STEM education. States can use this resource to help identify connections, to learn from other state strategies, and to develop their own strategies to connect STEM and CTE in their policy, practice and rhetoric.

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