WDQC held a webinar presenting the key findings in “Mastering the Blueprint: State Progress on Workforce Data,” a report about state efforts to connect and use workforce data. The panel featured speakers who reviewed best practices in states. Listen to a recording of the webinar or view the...


WDQC Policy Analyst Michelle Massie served as a panelist on a webinar sponsored by the Council for Community and Economic Research. She was joined by co-presenter Matt Wetstein of San Joaquin Delta College. Together, they introduced their organizations and discussed the opportunities and trends related to workforce data at the federal and state levels, including ways that community colleges can use data. Watch the...


WDQC Director Rachel Zinn was a panelist on this webinar sponsored by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum. She discussed the opportunities and trends related to workforce data systems, as well as the challenges of building connections to education data.

Employing WRIS2: Sharing Wage Records Across States to Track Program Outcomes

Students, workers, employers, educators and policymakers are keenly interested in the labor market outcomes of graduates from workforce and education programs. Many states use their wage records to find out whether program completers got good jobs. But to fully capture the outcomes for a mobile 21st century workforce, states need to be able to share wage records across their boundaries...

Unpacking the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
National experts from leading organizations—including Rachel Zinn, Director, Workforce Data Quality Campaign—came together to unpack the recently introduced Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and what it means for the nation. Listen to the webinar recording or view the...

Michelle Massie, WDQC policy analyst, was a featured speaker on a webinar from The Aspen Institute about the $450 million final round of federal Trade Adjustment Assistance College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants. She focused on ways that community colleges can use data, including the creation of scorecards to show program results.

Credential Data Pioneers: Forging New Partnerships to Measure Certifications and Licenses

Colleges, states and the federal government have traditionally tracked the attainment of associate and bachelor's degrees, but recent research suggested that there are other types of credentials that matter to employers. This webinar highlighted steps taken by some states and schools to broker data-sharing agreements with certification bodies and licensing agencies in...


Making Workforce Data Work: 
How States Can Use Education and Workforce Data to Develop Skilled Workers and Strong Economies

WDQC organized a bipartisan congressional briefing in Washington, DC about how states are effectively using workforce data to assist educators, students, policymakers and businesses. The event highlighted ongoing data challenges, and identified ways that federal policy could promote better data systems.

State Scorecards for Postsecondary Education and Training
Students and workers looking to enroll in education and training can face a dizzying array of options. This webinar highlighted how several states have created scorecards to help people identify programs that have a track record of leading to credentials and good jobs.
Aaron Fichtner, Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Labor &...