Work-Based Learning

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

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This policy guide was developed by the Tennessee Department of Education to help schools and local districts understand and implement the state's new work-based learning framework

  • 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).

  • Policy
June 2013

Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) is a youth pre-apprenticeship program that stands out as an innovative example of effective cross-sector collaboration to strengthen students’ career pathways and the talent pipeline.

  • Policy
July 2013

West Virginia’s Simulated Workplace program demonstrates how states, particularly those in rural geographies, can draw on industry expertise to ensure high-quality work-based learning within a classroom setting.

  • Policy
January 2019

The Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (NDYTI) connects seventh and eighth graders to work-based learning opportunities in the manufacturing and information technology (IT) industries in Nebraska.

  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Brookings and Child Trends examines the quality of jobs held by young people who experienced disadvantages in adolescence and identifies factors that are associated with higher job-quality for this population. 

  • Case Study
February 2013

This report from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) draws on data collected through literature reviews, web searches, telephone interviews and site visits to articulate a conceptual framework for work-based learning technical assistance.

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from Education Commission of the States (ECS) outlines state-level policy components to ensure high-quality work-based learning opportunities for learners. 

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