Work-Based Learning

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

  • Research/ Report
January 2019

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the sixth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.  

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2015

This report by Achieve and Advance CTE lays out the leverage points between Career Technical Education (CTE) and Competency-Based Pathways (CBP) and provides guiding questions to help state and local leaders consider how CTE is, can and should be a part of their CBP strategies.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores state approaches to middle school CTE and career exploration and provides considerations for states when implementing or expanding middle school CTE.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Rhode Island's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
March 2016

This report by the Manhattan Institute looks at the state of CTE in New York City, praising the success of New York City's instructional CTE programs and offering recommendations to further improve the quality and effectiveness of the system.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This white paper from EDC demonstrates how work-based learning and externships can be used to support CTE teacher professional development by profiling promising state and local externship policies. 

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides a framework for intermediaries to engage and support employers through work-based learning.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This paper from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides a road map for businesses to partner together to form innovation challenge partnerships.

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