Improving Statewide Data Integration, Sharing, and Use

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) relies on robust state workforce and education systems data to measure performance. Are you engaged with the workforce system, employers/industry, and higher education to develop data systems that respond to workforce needs.

This presentation, hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration, will highlight the diverse approaches that three states are undertaking to create integrated data systems through partnerships between community colleges and the workforce system. WIOA encourages the use of quality workforce and education data to inform the training and education decisions of job seekers and the targeting of federal investments.

Yet, developing the systems to collect, share, and use reliable data from multiple sources—as well as assembling the partnerships needed to implement such systems—can be challenging.

The presenters have worked collaboratively as community colleges and workforce and partners to build systems that provide education and workforce entities, as well as the public, with valuable information about training outcomes.  In this webinar the presenters will discuss the types and sources of data that they are collecting, their data collection methods, and the ways (both intended and unintended) in which they are using this data.

The presenters also will discuss how they developed regional, industry-aligned partnerships to support their data integration efforts, sharing challenges and lessons learned along the way.  The highlighted efforts are being developed as part of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants.


Cheryl Martin, Program Manager, TAACCCT Grants, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Andrew Ridgeway, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Dawn Busick-Drinkard, Grant Director, MCCA MoWINs, Missouri Community College Association

Kathleen Kirby, Statewide Project Director, GPSTEM, Massasoit Community College

Debra Mikulka, Director, KanTRAIN, Washburn University

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM ET

Length: 1 hour

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