As a growing number of jobs require postsecondary credentials, a number of states have begun to experiment with ways to identify credentials of value to employers. One such state is New Jersey, who, this week, released a list of approximately 120 industry-valued credentials.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has produced this fact sheet with a description and update on activities of its Data Certification Exchange Project that measures the impact of industry credentials.
WDQC published "Taking Care of Business: Employer Engagement in Workforce Data" to share case studies from Mississippi and Alabama, where employers play a significant role in the process of developing and informing state data systems. The brief report concludes with recommendations for actions that other states can take to successfully involve business leaders with these systems to improve workforce development.
The Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) released a new video explaining how the system protects individual privacy: