Please join us for a special briefing on Capitol Hill.

State leaders will share how they turned education and workforce data into actionable, easy-to-use data tools for students. Speakers...

Experts from states participating in the National Skills Coalition's State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) shared data tools that their agencies have been developing with support from this project.

These tools include dashboards on education and employment outcomes across programs, supply and demand reports that identify fields of study with skill gaps, and pathway evaluators. Policy leaders can use these tools to improve the alignment of workforce and education...


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

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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...