ABOUT THE CONVENING
Join the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), KYSTATS, East Tennessee State University and the Coleridge Initiative for this convening. Each state has been asked to identify four state-wide leaders: a state-level postsecondary representative, a state workforce agency representative, a representative from a state university who has worked with education and workforce data, and a data manager with expertise in education and workforce data.
The Connecting Education and Workforce Data: A Southern Regional Perspective convening aims to host a conversation about the cross-agency and cross-state opportunities to develop high quality education and workforce data products. This convening aims to answer such key questions as: (1) What are the main educational and workflows of interest for policy-makers? (2) What data are available? (3) What kind of metrics would be of greatest use to stakeholders? The longer term goal is to identify common tools like the Multi-State Postsecondary Report and training programs that can be developed and reused across the South.
The virtual meeting will emulate the zoom format of the extremely successful National Convening: Jobs Data for Evidence-Based Policy and Practice, in March 2020. A summary of outcomes of that convening is available here.
All times are EDT
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Regional Data Collaboratives: A National Perspective
Anna Hui, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial
Dr. Richard Rhoda, East Tennessee State University
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Identifying Issues of Interest: A State Panel
Deniece Thomas, Tennessee Department of Labor and
Ross Goldstein, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Critical Building Blocks to Informing Solutions
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Break for Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
There will be four breakout sessions which will run concurrently and then repeat. For more information on the session topics, click here.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Report Back to Full Group
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Moving the Agenda Forward: Panel Discussion
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Summary and Action Steps
There is a new potential to understand the link between education and workforce outcomes. A recent convening brought education and workforce agencies together to discuss how a secure and privacy-protected data platform could build cross-agency and cross-state evidence that could be used to:
- Share their administrative data across programs and state boundaries;
- Access advanced data analytics training;
- Jointly develop common data products that address states’ critical policy, program, and customer needs.
Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act