The House Education and Workforce Committee today released the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” a new bill that would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act through Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The bill makes the following changes to data and accountability requirements:
College leaders should be more engaged in federal policy discussions and can be powerful advocates for collecting data that helps improve education programs, according to a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP).
Rhode Island DataHUB has released a new data story that examines the workforce outcomes of young adults who have been educated at the state’s public postsecondary institutions. Through charts, graphs, and brief text, the story conveys the challenges members of this group face as Rhode Island seeks to improve their employment outcomes.
Proposed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations posted on the Federal Register website last week establish the foundation to more effectively use wage records for performance reporting.
Maine has launched an ambitious effort to promote several legislative activities that would enhance the state’s reporting of employment outcomes and get significant information into the hands of consumers.
As more education, workforce and social service programs seek data to determine whether participants move on to get jobs, demand for states’ Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage records is increasing.
All states collect UI wage records from businesses that show information about employees’ quarterly earnings. These records can be linked with program participant information to see whether people are employed and calculate average post-program earnings.
As part of the effort to empower stakeholders through information, Maine developed a public website that links graduate records with wage records. Only students who enroll in Maine public postsecondary institutions or academic adult education programs are reported.
Today, House and Senate leadership released the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which was due for reauthorization eleven years ago.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report, Workforce Investment Act: Strategies Needed to Improve Certain Training Outcome Data, detailing two challenges of data collection for job training programs authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).