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December 16, 2016

WDQC hosted its third annual Fly-In earlier this week, convening state data experts to engage on federal policy in Washington, DC. For two days, representatives from 20 state agencies exchanged ideas with federal officials, national advocates,...

November 23, 2016

On November 16 and 17, forty leaders from seven states met in Chicago to advance the use of data tools to inform state workforce development policies. The State Leadership Forum was part of the State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (...

November 16, 2016

WDQC recently joined an effort to create electronic tools that facilitate reporting by eligible training providers under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Better reporting will help students, workers, and policymakers identify...

November 15, 2016

On November 10th, more than 20 state, college, and workforce leaders from around the nation gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to consider policies to assure the quality of short-term programs leading to occupational credentials.

The one...

November 14, 2016

The White House released a Presidential Memorandum last week detailing best practices for education and training institutions serving veterans, members of the military, and their families. With 200,000 service members annually transitioning to...

October 24, 2016

Conversations about education and workforce data dominated the first public hearing of the bi-partisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking last week. The Commission called on witnesses representing research, education, statistical, social...

October 24, 2016

As a growing number of jobs require postsecondary credentials, a number of states have begun to experiment with ways to identify credentials of value to employers. One such state is New Jersey, who, this week, released a list of approximately 120...

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