The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) held this conference in Washington, DC on February 18-19 for state workforce agency administrators and other workforce agency professionals. Discussions included national experts and addressed current U.S. economic conditions, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation, and other critical workforce policy issues. Visit NASWA's website for...


The Council for Community and Economic Research held a webinar on "Behind the Screens Decision-Making: Investing Wisely in Data Visualization," on February 9, 2016. Experts from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness shared their insights. Visit C2ER's website for more information.


Postsecondary Data Policy: Better Information for Students and Practitioners

WDQC organized a panel of postsecondary data experts to address the National Skills Coalition's 2016 Skills Summit, held just outside of Washington, DC. Speakers included Mark Schneider of the American Institutes for Research and College Measures; Jenna Leventoff of WDQC; Neal Gibson of the Arkansas Research Center; and Mamie Voight of the Institute for Higher Education Policy. They covered...


The American Association of Community Colleges brought together hundreds of workforce development and community college professionals for its Workforce Development Institute in New Orleans on January 20-23, 2016. "Orchestrating Opportunities" offered conference sessions on apprenticeships, using labor market information, the role of community colleges in developing career pathways, and "federal partner speed dating," to name a few. AACC has more...


As part of a series on Local Employment Dynamics, the Council for Community and Economic Research and the Labor Market Information Institute cosponsored this webinar on using data from Job-to-Job (J2J) Flows. The webinar hosted U.S. Census Bureau experts addressing data on worker flow resulting from job changes and new data on worker origin-destination. 


This webinar looked at why longitudinal data systems and other sources of workforce information are important to employers. The conversation included business leaders involved with developing state data systems in Mississippi and Alabama, and examples of how employers are using their own data to make smarter hiring decisions. 

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The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) hosted a webinar on "The College Scorecard and the Utility of Higher Education."

Experts from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) discussed how economic and workforce development professionals can access and better use higher education data sources to support their work. 

For more information, visit C2ER's events page.


The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute held a training for Applied Analyst, on October 14-16, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit the events page of the Council for Community and Economic Research.

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Lumina Foundation, and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce co-convened the National Credentialing Summit.
The summit’s opening session, "Setting the Stage: Transforming Our Fragmented Credentialing System Into One That Works Better for Students, Employers and the Nation," was video-...

"Data Driven Workforce: Federal Policy Lessons from States," was a WDQC briefing held on Capitol Hill.

The following panelists discussed how data can help align education and training with a 21st Century economy, and shared PowerPoint slides: