Graduate employment outcomes

Community College CTE Programs Significantly Increase Earnings

The Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis released a policy brief using administrative data from California community colleges and unemployment insurance data to examine the outcomes of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. The researchers found that on average, an associate’s degree in CTE programs in California community colleges increase earnings by 25%. 

Workforce Data Explained: Making Data Work for Business in Indiana

by Christina Pena
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WDQC interviewed Carol O. Rogers, Deputy Director of the Indiana Business Research Center, about the critical role data play in aligning education with industry demand. This video is the fourth in a series that showcases how states are using education, training and workforce data to advance their skilled workforce.

Carol Rogers of the Indiana Business Research Center talks to WDQC.

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Multi-State Cooperation Can Save Time and Money

by Jenna Leventoff
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nevada recently launched the Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System (NPWR), which links K-12, post-secondary, and employment data from participating state agencies to enable research and public reporting about education and the workforce. Nevada partnered with Virginia and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to implement an upgraded version of the Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) as the NPWR. This partnership exemplifies how multi-state cooperation may enable more states to successfully use data to improve workforce outcomes.

South Dakota System Tracks Student Employment Outcomes

by Jenna Leventoff
Friday, July 31, 2015

Recently, the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation launched the South Dakota Postsecondary Graduate Employment and Wage Outcomes system, which is intended to provide information about the links between postsecondary education and employment outcomes. The system was sparked by a 2012 Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.