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.
Rhode Island has exposed the colorful side of data.
Rhode Island DataHUB is an online, open source resource for anyone interested in using data to answer key questions about Rhode Island residents, focusing on a number of topics that include: education, juvenile justice, health, workforce, etc.
As the nation awaits the release of the Obama Administration’s report on job-driven training, National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin released her initiative’s final report, An Action Guide for Governors, which describes how gubernatorial leadership can help to prepare America’s workforce to remain competitive.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation two weeks ago that adopts performance-based funding for Missouri's public universities and community colleges which includes a job placement measure.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $6 million in grants to support state longitudinal data systems in the fourth round of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). The grants were awarded to six states: Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska and New Jersey.
All but three states had regulatory or legislative action that impacted career and technical education (CTE) last year, according to a new report released by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). NASDCTEc and ACTE are both WDQC partners.
Rachel Zinn, WDQC Director, served as a panelist during a meeting of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grantees yesterday in Washington, DC. She talked about ways to improve access to and alignment of K-12, higher education and workforce data systems, and also introduced WDQC’s policy agenda for reform to meeting participants.