Work-Based Learning

Resources on topics such as experiential learning, internships, school-based enterprises and apprenticeships

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • 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. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Nevada's work in the New Skills for Youth initiative during the 2018 calendar year. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
May 2015

This report by Jobs for the Future offers strategies and case studies to address common employer concerns to providing meaningful work-based learning to high school students.

  • Research/ Report
October 2015

This report by the Manufacturing Institute, SkillsUSA and Educational Research Center of America explores findings from a recent survey on perceptions of Career Technical Education (CTE).

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
September 2017

This report from the National Center for Innovation in Career Technical Education examines different state approaches to providing simulated work-based learning, creating a typology of different simulated experiences and profiling leading state examples. 

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Advance CTE, the second in the CTE on the Frontier series, explores how states can bring the experience of work-based learning and employer engagement directly to rural learners through simulated workplace experiences, innovative satellite campuses and mobile labs.

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