Employer Engagement

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

  • Guide/Tool
October 2017

This toolkit from the National Skills Coalition examines key policies that support the growth of work-based learning for out-of-school youth and disadvantaged adults and provides a legislative template for state work-based learning policies that target these populations.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This policy brief from AEI aims to answer the question of how 2-year community colleges can offer more effective workforce training programs. The brief lays out a national landscape and provides an actionable plan for rethinking the mission of 2-year community colleges.

  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future provides preliminary lessons about community college involvement in apprenticeships collected through a survey and select interviews from 38 colleges that are workforce development leaders.

  • 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. 

  • 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
April 2017

This policy brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center describes how states can develop and implement their own definitions of a well-rounded education focused on improving college and career readiness aligned with workforce demand and economic development efforts.

  • Case Study
June 2015

This brief from Achieve profiles Ohio's success in transforming Career Technical Education (CTE) to better integrate academic and hands-on learning.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2015

This Lumina Foundation paper envisions a credentialing system that is easily understandable, assures quality, is up to date and enables comparisons, and explores key actions that federal, state, education, and research stakeholders are taking to improve the quality/validity of credentials.

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