Employer Engagement

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

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be better utilized to respond to the skills gap and outlines seven recommendations to improve WIOA implementation. 

  • 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.

  • Policy
September 2012

The Illinois STEM Learning Exchanges, and the way the partnerships were developed and implemented, model how a state can effectively engage the private sector to improve the quality of its career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Ohio's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Rhode Island's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Research/ Report
March 2018

This report from the US Chamber of Commerce and Burning Glass Technologies finds 12 career areas where the demand for workers exceeds the supply and identifies three key implications to consider when developing solutions to address the skills gap.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
March 2018

This report from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Manufacturing Institute calls for an employer-led quality assurance system that expands employer leadership and invests in earn and learn pathways.

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