Work-Based Learning

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

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

This brief from Jobs for the Future draws on early work from the Pathways to Prosperity Network to lay out policy and structural changes states should take into consideration as they build career pathways between secondary and postsecondary systems.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
May 2013

This Advance CTE brief defines career academies, describes their history and outlines research supporting these dynamic institutions. National, state and local career academy-related efforts are highlighted.

  • Case Study
March 2015

This report from CIEB is one of three case studies that examine international approaches to vocational education and training. This report explores the vocational education system in Switzerland. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This policy brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center describes how states can develop and implement their own definitions of a well-rounded education focused on improving college and career readiness aligned with workforce demand and economic development efforts.

  • Research/ Report
December 2015

This report evaluates the California Linked Learning District Initiative's sixth and final year, providing findings on how the career academy model impacts student graduation and college eligibility.

  • 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