Employer Engagement

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

  • 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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
May 2018

This executive summary provides an overview of the work New Skills for Youth states completed in 2017 and identifies common approaches these states took to transform their career readiness systems.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2013

This paper provides information on the history, benefits and cost effectiveness of area CTE centers, including several state examples. This is a useful resource for states that are looking to expand access to CTE in a cost-effective way.

  • Policy
June 2012

Nebraska’s reVISION program draws on state workforce data to help school districts evaluate and develop plans to improve their career preparation systems. ReVISION districts use these plans to phase out low-quality programs, develop new ones, and align standards with industry needs. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores state approaches to middle school CTE and career exploration and provides considerations for states when implementing or expanding middle school CTE.

  • Policy
July 2013

The California Career Pathways Trust is a $500 million grant initiative to support and expand career pathways through regional consortia of school districts, charter schools, community colleges and businesses. This profile describes how the program was designed and implemented.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

The brief from Advance CTE, part of the "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, highlights examples from West Virginia, Tennessee and Massachusetts that demonstrate either a systems-level or student-level approach to measuring work-based learning activities.

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