Federal legislative activity picked up with the introduction of bipartisan bills on transparency in postsecondary education and reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This newsletter also includes updates on other federal developments and conference activities, including Apprenticeship Forward.

In collaboration with the Maryland Longitudinal Data System (MLDS) Center, WDQC held an event to promote the development and use of data tools for workforce policy. This newsletter also featured updates from Utah and Kentucky, federal postsecondary data, and information on the latest round of workforce data grants.

In March, WDQC joined other organizations in supporting College Scorecard data and funding for workforce programs. WDQC also held a webinar on quality assurances for short-term occupational programs. Read the newsletter for more information on these and other developments.

WDQC held a webinar reviewing the latest progress and policy tools for workforce data advocacy. This newsletter also highlights WDQC publications on quality assurance for short-term occupational credentials and data visualization for workforce audiences. 

WDQC's new Workforce Data Explained video highlights how California Community Colleges use data to narrow skills gaps. This newsletter also features developments in Georgia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

WDQC released its third annual survey of state progress on workforce data and held a convening of state data leaders in Washington, DC. See these and other updates in WDQC's latest newsletter.

WDQC released its Smart Data agenda as part of the National Skills Coalition's policy proposals for the next Administration. WDQC also hosted a meeting on credential quality assurances. Read more about these and other developments in this newsletter.