Resources

  • Research/ Report
August 2020

This report by the Center for American Progress identifies critical components of middle school Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that can prepare young learners for rigorous high school pathways that will lead to success in college and careers.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2020

This resource, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Advance CTE, outlines five actions state CTE leaders can take to ensure that secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities have access to the supports needed to thrive in high-quality CTE programs.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2020

This resource, developed by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and Advance CTE, outlines key actions that state CTE leaders can take in partnership with juvenile and adult criminal justice agencies to ensure that youth in these systems have access to high-quality CTE programs.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
June 2020

This NSFY Greater Washington Region snapshot profiles the K-16 IT Pathways Initiative. This initiative is a collaboration between five cities and counties in the Washington, D.C. region, community colleges and universities in the region, and IT employers to create an IT talent pipeline.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
June 2020

This snapshot of NSFY Germany profiles the Zukunftsträger Initiative, which identifies collective impact approaches that help vulnerable young people receive training to compete for the skilled jobs of the 21st century in regions across the country.

  • Case Study
June 2020

This resource from the Urban Institute is a case study of CareerWise Colorado, an intermediary that supports businesses, students, and educators seeking to start youth apprentice programs. 

  • Case Study
June 2020

This resource from the Urban Institute is a case study on Iowa's high school apprenticeship programs. 

  • Research/ Report
May 2020

This report from Harbor Freight helps make the case for Career Technical Education (CTE). The result of a nationally representative survey, the report finds broad bipartisan support among voters for federally funded skilled trades courses and strong support among parents and learners.