Resources to empower
Businesses and labor groups play a vital role in the development of our community as a whole. When businesses partner with the education system and relate the expectations that future employees need to meet, highly competent students with future-ready skills graduate college and career ready.
At home Work-based Learning lessons designed to guide students to explore the world of work independently. New lessons are designed and posted regularly covering both career skills development and career exploration.
This brief shares how workforce development in afterschool and summer programs prepares youth for the 21st century.
Authors detail ways in which parents can promote their child's Social and Emotional Learning outside of school hours.
This newsletter shares best practices to improve career technical education (CTE) enrollment in nontraditional courses.
Business partnerships with schools provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a variety of fields of study.
This report details the results of a survey given to career and technical educators from across the U.S. asking about their experiences and challenges.
This 76-page handbook serves as a toolkit for schools to engage local businesses to support students' career interests and readiness. While some of this information is specific to North Carolina, much is generalizable to school-business partnerships.
This resource provides a series of brief recommendations for companies to support degree completion for their employees.
The Ohio Appalachian Collaborative provides talking points that can be used as conversation starters for school districts and community partners to talk about the importance of college and career readiness.
This policy report presents key findings regarding the importance of college readiness on postsecondary outcomes and provides recommendations to support students' college readiness.
Education Week's 'spotlight' on career readiness is a series of articles that discuss (1) measurement of career readiness, (2) the role of work-based learning and community engagement, (3) individual student preparation plans, and (4) social and emotional skills essential to college and career success.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) discusses the importance of mentors in students' education, daily life, and careers, as well as connecting young people with mentors.
The Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), which concluded operations in 2016, united organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network. The collaboration helped members to expand their knowledge, engage with one another, and explore new ideas and promising practices to better serve this population.
This article provides recommendations to support employees in maintaining work-life effectiveness.
Michael D. King writing for the Harvard Business Review, explains how workforce skills and requirements have changed, "There are jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago". King makes the case for business and higher education to work together to produce a better prepared workforce.
Andy Molinsky and Sheila Pisman, writing for the Harvard Business Review, share several hurdles that graduates often encounter during the transition from school to work.
This 47-page report discusses barriers to increase college access for low-income students and promising actions to expand access.
This report from the College Board discusses the economic benefits of advanced education, drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
Resources to understanding federal loan forgiveness and the types of forgiveness that are available.
This article delivers easy-to-implement tips to support business partnerships.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides data and information on wage increases linked to master's degrees as well as questions to consider before deciding on graduate school.
The U.S. Department of Labor summarizes the college enrollment and work activity of recent high school and college graduates.
The California Department of Education (CDE) details CTE curriculum standards as well as a variety of additional CTE resources.