Iowa

  • Research/ Report
April 2019

This report draws on a national survey of State CTE Directors to examine how states are collecting and using career readiness data. 

  • Policy
August 2018

 Iowa's Work-based Learning Intermediary Network aligns career interests of secondary and postsecondary students with the necessary postsecondary experiences for that career.The program offers work-based learning opportunities in order to prepare students for the workforce. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from the National Skills Coalition and the Workforce Data Quality Campaign examines states' progress on collecting data on non-degree credentials.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
March 2018

This report from the National Skills Coalition makes the argument for increasing Pell eligibility for students enrolled in short-term credential programs to address the growing demand for qualified workers to fill "middle-skill" jobs.

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

The Certification Data Exchange Project (CDEP) was launched in 2012 to provide a model for sharing industry-recognized credential data. This report from ACTE describes the project's goals, shares results and discusses lessons learned.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from the National Skills Coalition identifies federal opportunities to support career pathways development, highlights promising practices from leading states and maps out a path forward for federal investments in career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This document, part of Advance CTE's "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, provides guidance and examples of how states can support intermediaries to expand work-based learning.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This white paper from EDC demonstrates how work-based learning and externships can be used to support CTE teacher professional development by profiling promising state and local externship policies. 

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