Employer Engagement

Resources on topics such as business and industry, workforce investment boards, industry validation, talent pipeline and the skills gap

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
November 2016

This brief, from Advance CTE and Ford Next Generation Learning, is the outcome of two roundtables held with business leaders in Nashville and Pinellas County to explore why and how they support CTE in their communities, and offers recommendations based on their successful engagement.

  • Research/ Report
December 2014

This report from Advance CTE examines the employer engagement landscape with a particular focus on the ways in which states can foster and sustain meaningful employer engagement to strengthen their CTE system for all students through policy and practice.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This report from the National Center for Innovation in CTE examines the opportunity that Community Based Agreements - legally binding contracts that secure funding for improvements within a neighborhood affected by proposed development projects - can provide for local CTE programs.

  • Case Study
June 2017

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Strada Education Network profiles ten colleges and programs to examine the role that employers play in engaging institutions of higher education to better align pathways with workforce competencies. 

  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This tool from Advance CTE is based off of two tools created by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It is designed to guide users through nine steps in planning effective interactions with specific stakeholders.

  • 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.

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