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Credential Data Pioneers

This month, Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) released a new report, Credential Data Pioneers, which highlights states and schools that have taken steps to broker data-sharing agreements with certification bodies and licensing agencies in order to better understand the attainment and value of selected non-degree credentials.

WDQC will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 22 to discuss the case studies highlighted in the publication and how other states and schools can use those examples to help inform their own non-degree credential tracking efforts. Register now!

The Latest News.

CO legislation to fund adult education advances.
April 16, 2014

Colorado took one step closer towards expanding career pathways for adult learners with the passage of House Bill 1085 by the state House of Representatives. The bill provides $900,000 for adult education programs, and would be the first appropriation of its kind for the Centennial State.


President, VP announce job-driven grants.
April 16, 2014

President Obama and Vice President Biden announced $550 million in grants to fund training partnerships between employers, community colleges and apprenticeship programs. 


Ryan budget passes House.
April 16, 2014

The Ryan budget would sink investments in non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs to historic lows.  


Candidates focus on the skills gap.
April 16, 2014

The skills gap is on the agenda for the 2014 gubernatorial elections. Rather than debating whether there is a middle-skill gap, candidates are competing over who has the best plan to close it. Here’s a look at races in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.


Credential Conversation.
April 10, 2014

A group of national experts on education and workforce policy, including from National Skills Coalition and Workforce Data Quality Campaign, released a report this week that identifies problems in the current credentialing system and calls for improvements to increase transparency, trust and portability.


VP announces apprenticeship consortium
April 10, 2014

Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden announced a new Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium, which will help graduates of registered apprenticeship programs receive college credit for their apprenticeship training. 


House data bill advances.
April 8, 2014

A bill that would reauthorize federal grants to support state longitudinal data systems passed the House Committee on Education and the Workforce this morning.



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