Jobs for the Future produces resources and toolkits for state policymakers and local education leaders. The national nonprofit has released several briefs related to work-based learning. Below, you will find links to three documents, each with a short description.
Work-Based Learning with Small Business (November 2018): The brief provides specific examples of how district leaders could engage the business community. The document explores the benefits of offering early postsecondary opportunities to high school students.
Work-Based Learning System Development Guide (2017): JFF produced a set of resources for districts interested in developing and implementing work-based learning strategies, including self-assessment and learning goals tools, workforce portfolios, and experiences inventory.
Not As Hard As You Think (2015): The document describes strategies for engaging high school students in work-based learning opportunities by presenting case studies from the manufacturing and healthcare sectors.