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
  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

  • 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
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This paper from Jobs for the Future draws on interviews and site visits from California Career Pathways Trust grant recipients to identify common successes and challenges two years after the program was established by the California legislature. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This publication from Advance CTE sumamrizes work completed in Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. The document profiles significant achievements and lessons learned, drawing out strategies that other states can replicate.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

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