Work-Based Learning

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

  • Guide/Tool
November 2016

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

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This policy paper from the OECD proposes strategies for making work-based learning more attractive to the employer community, particularly for at-risk youth.

  • 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
  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
August 2017

This report from the Urban Institute provides a six-year evaluation of the Urban Alliance High School Internship Program, identifying positive outcomes for postsecondary enrollment and skill development.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2017

This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides an overview of the different types of work-based learning opportunities available with the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

  • Case Study
April 2017

This 50-state scan from the National Skills Coalition examines policies in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., highlighting thirty-five states that have formal, paid work-based learning policies in place. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

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

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