Employer Engagement

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

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This document, part of Advance CTE's "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, provides guidance and examples of how states can support intermediaries to expand work-based learning.

  • Policy
January 2013

Alabama’s 21st Century Workforce Act authorized the procurement of equipment for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the state. Yet the way that the legislation was implemented offers a model for other states to revise the quality of their own CTE programs.

  • Policy
June 2013

Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) is a youth pre-apprenticeship program that stands out as an innovative example of effective cross-sector collaboration to strengthen students’ career pathways and the talent pipeline.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2015

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) explores different approaches that companies are using to engage high school students and develop young talent.

  • Case Study
October 2015

This report from CNA Education identifies high-growth, high-wage occupations in Florida and maps them to associated CTE Career Clusters ®.

  • Research/ Report
October 2015

This report by the Manufacturing Institute, SkillsUSA and Educational Research Center of America explores findings from a recent survey on perceptions of Career Technical Education (CTE).

  • Research/ Report
February 2015

This report from MDRC examines different programs and strategies to reduce the youth unemployment rate through education and training programs for in-school youth, out-of-school youth and college students. 

  • Research/ Report
January 2013

This report from MDRC summarizes a three-year evaluation of the Exploring Career and College Options program in California, Florida and Georgia. The report provides critical lessons and strategies for expanding career exploration activities in career academies. 

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