Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) is a youth pre-apprenticeship program that stands out as an innovative example of effective cross-sector collaboration to strengthen students’ career pathways and the talent pipeline.
In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Education began a three-phase process to revise and align CTE programs of study with industry and postsecondary opportunities and develop an assessment system to evaluate student mastery. This profile describes Tennessee's approach to standards revision.
This report from the Aspen Institute explores how four community colleges are helping to create a more equitable society by partnering with high schools and universities in their communities and by creating seamless pathways from high school to the workforce.
This report from Education Commission of the States and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems highlights how states have revisited their governance arrangements in response to changing conditions and expectations.
This policy brief from Higher Ed for Higher Standards explores strategies states are using to identify students who are at risk of needing remedial education and prepare them for success upon graduation.
This tool offers a framework for states conducting a needs assessment to identify strengths and gaps that will inform a comprehensive, three-year career readiness action plan, based on the six major objectives of the New Skills for Youth initiative.