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July 22, 2015

The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor today posted proposed templates and data definitions for performance information required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

A Federal Register notice provides background...

July 20, 2015

WDQC interviewed Tony Glover, Chief Economist and Research Supervisor from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, on how his state uses labor market information to create industry projections and inform the development of training programs...

July 17, 2015

WDQC recently joined the National Center for Education Statistics STATS-DC conference for discussions on “Strong Uses for Strong Data.” Hundreds of participants came from across the country to share the latest news on data systems...

June 30, 2015

Two major events last week — a court decision on gainful employment rules and an announcement from the Obama Administration on college ratings — are shaping the federal approach to publicizing and using data on postsecondary education.

A...

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...

June 15, 2015

WDQC and more than 40 other organizations, including many of our partners, are co-sponsoring an effort to reform the nation's postsecondary credentialing system.

Lumina Foundation is spearheading this work to address growing confusion by...

June 12, 2015

After synthesizing input from multiple national and state organizations, WDQC today submitted comments on proposed regulations implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

Our comments address several topics related...

June 4, 2015

Wyoming and Rhode Island recently released the results of research supported by U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants. Although the grants were the first for both states, the projects are already showing how...

May 19, 2015

Community college leaders shared their experiences using data to assess performance and improve programs at the National Benchmarking Conference in Overland Park, Kansas last week.

Examples of data use included:

Use of Labor Market...

May 12, 2015

WDQC is launching a series of short videos that highlight how states are using education and workforce data to advance their skilled workforce and better align with industry demand. 

In this first video, Neal Gibson, Director of the...

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