Scaling High-Quality Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning Policy Academy

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.

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    Engaged competitively selected states to pilot the Policy Academy.

  • 02

    States from Phase I continued work and shared lessons learned with additional new states.

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    Will continue to work with states to share best practices with new states through topic-based Learning Labs.

State Work-Based Learning Websites

Click on a state to be directed to their work-based learning initiatives and programs.

  • 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.
  • Iowa was a participant in the first cohort of the Policy Academy.

  • Tools & Resources

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  • Past Policy Academy Meetings

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  • Related Projects

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Contact Us

For more information, questions, or requests, please contact Rachel Hirsch, senior policy analyst.