Resources to empower
Upon the completion of high school, young adults increase their independence and begin to master skills that will help them become productive members of society. During this time they may show an increased interest in their culture, community, social responsibilities and government or politics. They will enter and complete college and/or workforce training with 21st century skills. There will also be an additional exploration of attitudes, values and life possibilities as they move through this age band.
This guide helps donors and youth-serving organizations in enhancing the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of life skills programming and training based on the International Youth Foundation (IYF) nine Life Skills Standards of Excellence.
This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
This article presents the most recent research concerning the impact of academic-related stress, including discussion of the impact on students’ learning capacity and academic performance, mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, sleep disturbances and substance use.
This fact sheet details Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) requirements and the importance of IRAPs.
This article discusses the importance of teaching teenagers social and emotional learning in improving career outcomes.
This report highlights the need for government, academia, donor organizations, and the private sector to collaborate on social science research through funding, data, ethics, research quality, and research training.
This guide provides a summary of the value of Career and Technical Education as well as a glossary of terms, branches of government, business associations, and student organizations meant for anyone conducting outreach in the CTE Community.
This brief highlights the need for social and emotional learning in schools as a key of success to workforce development.
This report provides additional information supporting the claim that learning a new language opens career paths and increases employment opportunities for students.
This article details 11 lessons businesses can learn from history to ensure a better present and improved future business outcomes.
This article gives small businesses recommendations for creating partnerships with colleges and universities.
This report presents the key findings from a three-year international study that investigated workplace well-being, the activities most effective for enhancing well-being, and the benefits for organizations fostering well-being for their employees.
This article highlights three findings from research on the definition of self-awareness and how to improve it.
This toolkit offers practical advice on how community college leaders can take a deliberate approach to communication with potential partners in their community, including local businesses and industry leaders.
This toolkit helps educators and business/industry representatives strengthen the CTE pathways system through advisory committees. It includes a guide for business/industry members on roles and responsibilities, with related interactive forms.
This report makes a case for partnerships between business and education sectors and outlines strategies already being used successfully across the country as well as providing recommendations for businesses looking to help students develop soft skills for the workplace.
This article explains why business schools should teach history to better prepare their graduates for successful business careers.
This article examines examples of history taught through thinking abilities and processes.
This blog gives business, industry leaders, and educators the opportunity to connect with each other by sharing information, news, and activities that emphasize the connections between CTE and industry
This documents shares the Quality CTE Program of Study Framework criteria within the Business and Community Partnerships element, recommends types of evidence that programs should consider when assessing their performance, and describes exemplary CTE partnerships.
This article provides recommendations to managers on how to manage self-monitoring employees without discouraging their initiative.
This article lists ways business managers and leaders can support employees as they face new stressors, safety concerns, and economic upheaval due to COVID-19. The authors offer eight concrete actions managers and leaders can take today.
This article lists strategies for businesses in creating a workplace that enables employees to self-manage. To remain competitive, an organization must learn how to optimize people’s performance.