Connections to Career Resources

Resources to Support and Implement Early College High School Programs

Developing High-Quality State Work-Based Learning Programs

View this playbook for state policymakers developed by ExcelinEd.

Key "Soft Skills" That Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus Across Fields

This report brings clarity to the field by recommending a research-based set of key soft skills that increase the chance that youth ages 15–29 will be successful in the workforce.

The Importance of Behavioral Skills and Navigation Factors for Education and Work Success​

This report focuses on behavioral skills and navigation factors (drawn from the ACT Holistic Framework) that elementary, middle, and high school teachers, college instructors, and workforce supervisors consider important for success.

Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life

This report provides a summary of several bodies of literature that have shaped career development interventions for young people, describes each career development and workforce readiness program in more detail, and shares findings and common themes that emerged across program sites.