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Key Acceleration Considerations: Data

The one page document outlines the core elements of a data driven process and the key indicators to prioritize and collect.


Lessons Learned from Communities Accelerating Pathways to Credentials

This report details the lessons from the Accelerate ED regional accelerator — as well as other leading states and communities — on strategies for successfully scaling accelerated pathway programs. This includes developing equity-driven programs with intentionally sequenced coursework, work-based learning opportunities, and targeted advising and student supports; identifying a set of key enabling conditions around policy, funding, and data that are necessary for scaling these programs; and building the capacity of intermediary organizations and partner organizations to foster alignment across systems.


Strengthening Career Pathways Through the Power of State and Local Partnerships

This resource from Advance CTE, in partnership with Education Strategy Group through JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s New Skills ready network, is the third in a series of policy briefs centered on strengthening career pathways. It offers promising practices for leveraging the strengths of both state and local leaders and maximizing the capacity of state resources to cultivate sustainable, scalable partnerships and advance high-quality career pathways. This brief provides five components to achieve this goal and highlights promising practices and programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska and Tennessee.


Building Cross-Sector Partnerships to Support Career and Technical Education Pathways

This CTE playbook examines the role and key elements of robust cross-sector partnerships and explores the ways policymakers can promote and support them to strengthen CTE program outcomes for students. Also featured are examples of state and regional partnerships—including insights from experienced leaders about the opportunities and challenges associated with this important work.


Intermediary Functions and Features in Pathways Systems

This resource clarifies the roles intermediaries play and college and career pathways systems. It can be useful for envisioning a brand-new organization or strengthening the intermediary functions of an existing organization.


Leveraging Federal Resources for Career Connected Learning

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA), New America and Advance CTE hosted a conversation with Luke Rhine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:00 PM ET. This webinar elevated the opportunities to leverage federal resources to support youth apprenticeship and work-based learning as part of a broader career preparation ecosystem. The webinar also featured state and local examples of braiding funding to expand access to and the quality of youth apprenticeships and work-based learning.


Credentials of Value Databases

A data exploration tool utilized as part of the Credentials of Value academy


SNAP to Skills

This brief seeks to help states learn about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) and SNAP E&T’s respective priorities, requirements, and strengths to identify common interests and complementary capabilities; think about how to use SNAP E&T funds strategically, along with WIOA resources, to better meet the needs of E&T participants and increase the impact of employment and training services; and understand the potential for partnering, using young adults as an example, and highlighting other current E&TWIOA State and local collaboration.

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