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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.

Holzer, Bernstein: A good jobs agenda.
April 24, 2014

Yesterday in The Hill, economists Harry Holzer (NSC Board, Georgetown University) and Jared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) proposed a “good jobs agenda” including policies to “ensure that employers who would create good jobs here can find the workers with the skill sets they need.”


Agencies request career pathways information.
April 23, 2014

The Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services jointly released a Request for Information seeking information on career pathways approaches for the delivery of education, training and employment, and human services. 


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. 


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.


Ryan budget passes House.
April 16, 2014

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


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.


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.



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