Funding and Finance

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

  • 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.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
February 2017

This report from CLASP outlines how states can encourage equity through their community and technical college systems by including equity measures in their outcomes-based funding formulas.

  • Research/ Report
December 2016

This report from the Center for Public Education examines the secondary CTE system in the United States and provides an overview of the history and purpose of CTE, including who enrolls, how it is funded and how it can be strengthened. 

  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future provides preliminary lessons about community college involvement in apprenticeships collected through a survey and select interviews from 38 colleges that are workforce development leaders.

  • Case Study
October 2017

This case study by Jobs for the Future profiles the development of the Delaware Pathways initiative and lays out the state's approach and lessons learned.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the Urban Institute examines policy strategies for promoting transitions to adulthood, higher education and the workforce in the Great Lakes Region. The paper describes how states can use CTE, work-based learning, labor market information and funding to support pathways.

  • 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.

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