Resources

  • Research/ Report
May 2020

This report from Lumnia, Gallup, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Omidyar Network finds that workers with industry recognized certifications but no postsecondary degree have greater earning potential and career advancement than workers with just a high school diploma.

  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
April 2020

This resource from the Education Commission of the States is a 50-state comparison of policies and activities related to secondary Career Technical Education programs across the country.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2020

This resource spotlights equity concerns for statewide college Promise programs and provides considerations for state policymakers as they design and implement Promise programs that advance equity. Specifically, the guide addresses affordability, access, and success for special populations

  • Guide/Tool
March 2020

This resource from Advance CTE and Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) aims to support state and local leaders as they work to develop or strengthen middle grades CTE policies, programs and practices.

  • Research/ Report
March 2020

This report from the Association of Community Colleges demonstrates how community colleges can use prior learning assessments (PLAs) to help learners bridge workforce and academic competencies. The report also explains how PLAs can be incorporated into strategies for workforce development.

  • Research/ Report
February 2020

This report by the National Education Policy Center explores the history of vocational education and makes recommendations to school districts and policy makers on how Career Technical Education can avoid the mistakes of the past. 

  • Guide/Tool
February 2020

This resource from the NGA defines what a high-quality work-based program looks like, explains the elements of long-term systems change needed for a high-quality program, and identifies strategies that can support each element of change.