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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Guide/Tool
April 2016

This Advance CTE resource features state approaches to dismantling work-based learning’s legal barriers, including training teachers to understand legal, health and safety requirements and mitigating liability concerns for schools and employers, and offers guiding questions to state leaders.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2016

This fact sheet from the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) provides information about the national Registered Apprenticeships program and the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS).

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

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