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State Policy > State Workforce and Education Alignment Project


Mississippi has been participating in NSC's State Workforce and Education Alignment Project since May 2015. Mississippi has been using SWEAP to implement new data tools for state policy. Mississippi, California, Ohio, and Rhode Island will receive technical assistance and $180,000 for tool implementation. 

SWEAP and Mississippi are working together to utilize system-wide information to better align workforce education and training programs with each other, with employer skill needs, and with the learning and support needs of individual workers. The data tools will help elected state officials create policies that close skill gaps and create more equitable, efficient, and aligned state workforce development and education systems.

This page will continually be updated with the latest project developments and resources. Download the SWEAP Mississippi report and fact sheet to learn more.


  • Office of the Governor, Members of the Legislature
  • State Workforce Investment Board
  • State Longitudinal Data System
  • State Data Clearinghouse
  • Community and Junior Colleges
  •  Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Policy Goals and Objectives

Advance Mississippi’s use of data tools to: 

  • Improve workforce participation rates
  • Reduce the skill gap for middle-skill jobs
  • Integrate and align education and workforce programs