Employer Engagement

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

  • Research/ Report
February 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute makes the case for improving the labor market value of the liberal arts degree by mapping out high-earning occupations and the specific skills liberal arts students need to obtain to unlock those occupations.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This guide from ExcelinEd maps out four phases for state leaders to create high quality CTE programs that align with workforce demands. 

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the first in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Advance CTE, the second in the CTE on the Frontier series, explores how states can bring the experience of work-based learning and employer engagement directly to rural learners through simulated workplace experiences, innovative satellite campuses and mobile labs.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This report by the Foundation for Excellence in Education provides a guide to build strong cross-sector partnerships among secondary education, postsecondary institutions, and business and industry to develop and strengthen career pathways for learners.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This toolkit from the U.S. Department of Education examines topics of importance to colleges considering a stackable credential approach.

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