Work-Based Learning

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

  • Case Study
March 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute examines the role work colleges play in bridging equity gaps, disucsses outcomes associated with the work college model, and provides recommendations for a successful work college.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2014

This report and the accompanying guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation articulate a vision for a demand-driven system to manage the talent pipeline and prepare the future workforce for high-skill jobs.

  • Policy
June 2005

New Hampshire has a statewide competency-based education and assessment system, requiring all students to complete competency-based pathways to graduate and demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills, rather than just accumulate credits based on seat time.

  • Policy
January 2008

This policy profile describes the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania's Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) program, which was developed with employer input and aims to equip students with employability and soft skills necessary for a successful career after graduation.  

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This executive summary provides an overview of the progress New Skills for Youth states made in 2018 through the lens of equity and access. The report identifies common approaches states took to expand opportunities and connect marginalized learners with high-quality career pathways. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Oklahoma's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative for the 2018 calendar year.

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