Scaling High-Quality Work-Based Learning
Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning
The NGA Center for Best Practices, with support from the Siemens Foundation, is assisting states in scaling high quality work-based learning programs for youth and young adults in STEM-intensive
industries such as advanced manufacturing, health care, information technology
and energy. Currently in Phase III, since 2016 the Academy has engaged 18 states and one territory through a mix of intensive technical assistance, peer
learning and topic-based learning labs.
Engaged competitively selected states to pilot the Policy Academy.
States from Phase I continued work and shared lessons learned with additional new states.
Will continue to work with states to share best practices with new states through topic-based Learning Labs.
- LEADER STATES were selected for inclusion in the first Policy Academy cohort in 2016. They have been receiving intensive technical assistance from NGA for several years and acted as mentors to a new cohort of states in Phase II.
- POLICY ACADEMY STATES were selected for inclusion in the second Policy Academy cohort. They received intensive technical assistance from NGA in Phase II.
- KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE STATES were selected to participate in peer-learning from Leader States and an in-person convening.
- MENTOR STATES have been selected to share best practices with new states in Phase III. * Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina and Rhode Island were also in the Policy Academy States selected in that cohort; Utah and Washington were among the Leader States selected in 2016.
- Iowa was a participant in the first cohort of the Policy Academy.
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