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Planning Tool for Building Equitable Pathways

With this tool, intermediary organizations can gauge their capacity and effectiveness in leading and supporting the creation, improvement, and sustainability of high-quality career pathways for Black and Latinx youth and young people who are experiencing poverty. This tool will allow your organization to plan, partner, and do the work necessary to become a more effective intermediary in your unique context.


Using Data to Advance Equitable Change: An Intermediary’s Guide to Measuring for Equity

Intermediaries work to improve, vertically align, and systematize the components of career pathways. They are also crucial actors in centering racial equity within pathways work—as advocates, designers, and accountability partners. In these roles intermediaries analyze data within a given program as well as across secondary, postsecondary, and work systems to reveal trends and areas for greatest impact. In this brief, intermediaries participating in the Building Equitable Pathways community of practice share metrics they prioritize when determining if and how their pathways work successfully, resulting in more equitable outcomes.


Youth Apprenticeship Quality Assessment Tool

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) has developed this Youth Apprenticeship Quality Assessment Tool as a piece of a four-step protocol aimed at assisting education providers, employer and industry partners, intermediary organizations, and other youth apprenticeship leaders in collaboratively identifying ways to improve policies, procedures, and practices in support of learner success.


Youth Apprenticeship Data Framework

The Youth Apprenticeship Data Framework is intended to be a practical and adaptable guide to support youth apprenticeship partnerships’ efforts to build data systems that monitor the effectiveness of youth apprenticeship programs and inform continuous improvement activities. The framework can be used as a foundation that supports the data capacity of leaders and organizers working together to identify, develop, and scale up effective, equitable youth apprenticeship programs around the country.


Improving Communications to Develop Work-Based Learning Programs in the Skilled Trades

This brief synthesizes key points from the Work Group on Youth Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning in the Skilled Trades (STWG) and introduces the STWG’s first collaboratively developed resource, Employers’ Guide to Work-Based Learning Opportunities in the Skilled Trades, a customizable resource to support communication between educators, program leaders, and employers as they develop work-based learning programs in the skilled trades.


Unlocking Potential: A State Policy Roadmap for Equity and Quality in College in High School Programs for Students With Disabilities

This resource from the College in High School Alliance builds upon its state policy roadmap to illustrate how state leaders can expand access to college in high school programs for learners with disabilities. The report is organized around six key policy area: Equity goal and public reporting; program integrity and credit transfers; finance; course access and availability; instructor capacity; and navigational supports.


Intentional Acts of Dual Enrollment: State Strategies for Scaling Early Postsecondary Opportunities in Career Pathways

When states build more cohesive systems where early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs) such as dual enrollment are fully counted, valued and portable, learners have more equitable paths to college and career success. This brief provides four key strategies to achieve this goal and highlights effective programs in Ohio, Tennessee and Utah


Key Acceleration Considerations: Policy

This one page document outlines how accelerated pathways to credential models create additional challenges beyond those present with dual credit and may require revisions to state accountability and graduation requirements policies, postsecondary credit transfer and articulation policies, and course mapping and career pathways.

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