Employer Engagement

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from Pearsons and Jobs for the Future concludes that the United States is experiencing a new wave of postsecondary education reform called "demand driven education" and examines promising practices from the U.S. and U.K. to support a demand driven education system.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This tool, developed by the Tennessee Department of Education, can be used to evaluate the quality of career pathways. It includes quality criteria and examples of sample evidence.

  • Case Study
July 2018

This report from the National Skills Coalition discusses the benefits of partnerships between community colleges and businesses, and how this can be supported through the Higher Education Act. 

  • Guide/Tool
August 2018

This guide from the Department of Labor outlines four key elements necessary to make high school apprenticeship programs successful.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
February 2019

This report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine identifies promising programs and strategies to increase the quantity and quality of Minority Servining Institution STEM graduates and conveys the importance of MSIs to stakeholders

  • Guide/Tool
January 2018

This rubric from the Ohio Department of Education outlines the 14 criteria used to evaluate students pursuing the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal.

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