Work-Based Learning

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

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This toolkit, developed by Jobs for the Future, provides guidance to community colleges interested in developing a work-based course model. The guide walks users through six stages of program design and implementation.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This paper from Jobs for the Future presents seven principles for effective work-based learning models that increase access to opportunities for underserved populations.

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the first in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

  • Research/ Report
September 2016

This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth populations in different career pathways.

  • 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
  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This Advance CTE resource examines Tennessee's statewide vision for work-based learning and identifies best practices. It includes resources, lessons learned and key questions for consideration for other states to use as they set their own vision for work-based learning programs and policies.

  • Case Study
November 2016

This brief, from Advance CTE and Ford Next Generation Learning, is the outcome of two roundtables held with business leaders in Nashville and Pinellas County to explore why and how they support CTE in their communities, and offers recommendations based on their successful engagement.

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