Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

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

  • Policy
July 2013

The California Career Pathways Trust is a $500 million grant initiative to support and expand career pathways through regional consortia of school districts, charter schools, community colleges and businesses. This profile describes how the program was designed and implemented.

  • Case Study
June 2016

This report from the Aspen Institute explores how four community colleges are helping to create a more equitable society by partnering with high schools and universities in their communities and by creating seamless pathways from high school to the workforce.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2011

The report from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association for Career and Technical Education and McGraw-Hill explores the intersection between education and workforce development and provides a valuable industry perspective for policymakers seeking to engage employers.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2014

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

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool offers a framework for states conducting a needs assessment to identify strengths and gaps that will inform a comprehensive, three-year career readiness action plan, based on the six major objectives of the New Skills for Youth initiative.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2016

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation presents two approaches for expanding the employer role in higher education accreditation and provides roadmap for developing an independent, employer-driven system.

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2015

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

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