Inclusive Cross-Agency Council
Establish a cross-agency council that includes representatives from state agencies and organizations who oversee PK-12, career and technical education, postsecondary education, workforce programs, adult education, and social services to administer data collection and reporting.
State Blueprint in Action
The Utah Data Alliance is a partnership of six agencies including the Utah State Office of Education, Utah System of Higher Education, Utah College of Applied Technology, Utah Department of Workforce Services, Utah Education Network and the Utah Education Policy Center. The six partners collectively direct Utah’s state longitudinal data system.
Indiana passed a state law in 2013 establishing the Indiana Career Council, a 19-member entity responsible for overseeing the state’s workforce development strategy and its state longitudinal data system. The Council includes representatives from several state agencies, including the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Workforce Development, the Economic Development Corporation, and the Family and Social Services Administration. It also has members representing business, industry, and labor. The Council builds on Indiana’s history of cross-agency collaboration. Agencies started sharing data in 2007, and the Indiana system now includes employment data and participant information from many education and workforce programs.