This webinar will explain the need for quality assurance mechanisms for short-term programs, discuss why existing mechanisms are insufficient, and provide state and federal policy recommendations that would direct federal aid to quality short-term programs.


- David W. Ramsay, Office of Research and Information, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Carrie Douglas, Virginia Community College System
- Rochelle Fisher, Virginia...


This webinar reviewed progress on state workforce data across the country and featured policy and advocacy lessons from Colorado and Arizona. Panelists representing state officials and workforce advocates highlighted how they have worked to implement policies that improve data infrastructure and promote data use. 

  • Gretchen Corey, Special Projects Manager, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Chaer Robert, Manager of Family Economic...

The National Skills Coalition held its annual 'Skills Summit' February 5-7. Two days of substantial plenaries and discussions highlighted opportunities to advance a skills agenda through a range of federal policies, including work-based learning, public assistance, higher education, immigration, funding, and infrastructure. The third day included meetings on Capitol Hill. The draft agenda can be found...


The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) held this webinar to highlight CREC's new website and introduce the accompanying research paper: "Strengthening evidence-based policymaking by increasing support for data sharing, Promoting...


The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) held a public hearing on January 5 in Chicago. 

WDQC presented at the first public hearing, held in Washington, DC. The Commission plans to hold one more public hearing on the West Coast, scheduled for early February.

Please visit the Commission's...


The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) held a public meeting with other experts to discuss Federal models for acquiring, curating, linking, and using data to build evidence.

Please visit the Commission's webpage for more information.


The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) held a public meeting on November 16 and 17 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in Washington, DC. Please see the Federal Register Announcement for more information about the meeting.



This webinar will provide an update on "Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE." This vision calls for a systemic revitalization of the education system, and identifies Career & Technical Education's (CTE) strengths and role in this transformation; an inititiave supported by seven national organizations. 

Learn more by visiting Advance CTE and...


The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) held a public meeting on Key Issues Related to Evaluation on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 8:30AM – 11:50AM at The Brookings Institution. During the meeting, the Commissioners heard presentations from members of the program evaluation community.

The Brookings Webcast information may be found here.

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) held a public hearing on October 21, 2016, in Washington, DC.  The public hearing provided an opportunity for interested stakeholder to present their views on issues relevant to the Commission’s charge established in Public Law 114-140.  Two other hearings are planned for the Midwest and West Coast regions in early 2017.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:...