Work-Based Learning

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

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from the US Department of Labor provides the findings from a presidential task force charged with identifying strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships.

  • 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
May 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how community colleges could play a more active role in growing the number of apprenticeships nationwide

  • Case Study
May 2018

This brief from the National League of Cities examines how afterschool and summer learning opportunities can be leveraged as strategies to improve workforce development in communities.

  • Policy
August 2018

 Iowa's Work-based Learning Intermediary Network aligns career interests of secondary and postsecondary students with the necessary postsecondary experiences for that career.The program offers work-based learning opportunities in order to prepare students for the workforce. 

  • Guide/Tool
August 2018

This guide from the Department of Labor outlines four key elements necessary to make high school apprenticeship programs successful.

  • 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
January 2015

This guide from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) can help state leaders develop policies in support of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The guide includes areas of consideration, current strategies used by states to promote PLA, case studies and a sample state policy.

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