Funding and Finance

Resources on topics such as financial aid and funding models and formulas 

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be better utilized to respond to the skills gap and outlines seven recommendations to improve WIOA implementation. 

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This document describes how states are leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to advance career readiness, specifically looking at state activity related to long-term goals, accountability, Title II and Title IV.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This policy brief from AEI aims to answer the question of how 2-year community colleges can offer more effective workforce training programs. The brief lays out a national landscape and provides an actionable plan for rethinking the mission of 2-year community colleges.

  • Policy
July 2012

Excel in CTE was launched in 2012 to help students transition to postsecondary education and training by increasing industry-recognized credential attainment and dual enrollment. The program has grown substaintially since then, serving more than 10,000 students a year. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Ohio's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative for the 2018 calendar year. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
February 2019

This report from the ACCT provides an overview of registered apprenticeship programs and examines barriers to the expansion of programs, as well as strategies to improve programs.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2014

This framework was created by the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a partnership between CLASP and ten leading career pathways states. The framework is designed to support cross-sector development, implementation and improvement of career pathways systems at the state and local levels.

  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This report from New America argues that postsecondary institutions are not set up to support the practical needs of today's students and explores the relationship between federal policy and the skills gap while exposing critical policy gaps in the federal Higher Education Act.

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