A revised draft bill released this week by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the retiring chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, would create a federal repository for individual-level postsecondary student data and require colleges to report on their graduates' earnings.
Graduate employment outcomes
A new report released by WDQC today, Crossing Boundaries: Regional Data Sharing to Study Worker Mobility, focuses on the feasibility of forming regional data sharing agreements to more carefully track employment outcomes and study worker mobility.
More than 200 researchers, faculty, staff and policy experts recently gathered for discussions of new and ongoing research on the labor market returns to a wide range of higher education pathways during a conference hosted by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) in Washington, DC. Representatives of WDQC attended the event.
Lawmakers from more than two dozen states discussed the importance of workforce data in aligning education and training with employer needs at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Jobs Summit last week.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) recently rolled out an online tool called NC TOWER (Tool for Online Workforce and Education Reporting), that provides up to 10 years of post-graduation employment, wage and continuing enrollment outcomes for graduates of the University of North Carolina system and North Carolina Community College System.
As part of the effort to empower stakeholders through information, Maine developed a public website that links graduate records with wage records. Only students who enroll in Maine public postsecondary institutions or academic adult education programs are reported.
Yesterday, WDQC connected more than 40 national policy experts, advocates and state officials for a conversation about Federal Data Policy: Successes and Opportunities in Washington, DC.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats have released competing proposals for postsecondary reforms through reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
One of the tenets of WDQC’s policy agenda is to assess employment outcomes for all education and training programs. Minnesota is putting this principle to work with its new employment outcomes tool.
Post-graduation workforce results, such as earnings levels and employment rates, matter to consumers.
That is the basis of a new report from the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at the Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP) that focuses on the need for better information about post-graduation outcomes of postsecondary education and training.