Workforce Data Explained

by Christina Pena
June 15, 2015

In this video, Alessia Leibert, Research Project Manager at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), discusses how data empowers students. This is the second in a series of short videos by WDQC, highlighting how states are using education and workforce data to advance their skilled workforce and better align with industry demand.


Alessia Leibert of Minnesota's DEED talks to WDQC

Background Information and Resources:
  • Graduate Employment Outcomes tool, which informs prospective students, their parents, and other stakeholders about career prospects in Minnesota. DEED and the Office of Higher Education created this searchable tool to show employment outcomes for Minnesota's post-secondary school graduates. The website also provides snapshot graphs that display annual median earnings by program level up to four years after graduation from a postsecondary institution in the state. Minnesota received a U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Data Quality Initiative grant to facilitate longitudinal analysis by linking administrative postsecondary and workforce data.
  • Career Profile tool, which allows students and job seekers to research occupations by region in Minnesota.
  • WDQC’s survey of Minnesota in 2014: Mastering the Blueprint

See WDQC's first video in the Workforce Data Explained series: "Evaluating the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative."