by Jared Reise~


I have to admit it: Data gives me a headache.  It’s just not my thing.  But in my Career Technical Education unit, it’s a necessity.

Looking at the raw numbers is what drives funding, initiatives, the whole bit. Without data, we don’t know how our education or workforce programs are helping students succeed.

WDQC WIOA infographic smallThe Workforce Data Quality Campaign (a blog unto itself) clarifies some of the reasons and uses of gathered data, who uses it, and why.  The numbers don’t lie. This data shows trends made apparent on a national scale.

Earlier this month, the WDQC published an infographic that lays out the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It shows what kind of data is collected for WIOA, who collects it, and how its used.  Data from the local level, to the state level, and all the way up to federal collection is addressed here.  It’s as simple as that!

Take a look at the “who’s who” and “what’s what” with WIOA data on WDQC today.


Jared Reise supports the Career Technical Education unit at Minnesota State Colleges & Universities.  He currently needs coffee in the morning in order to function. 

Featured image courtesy of justgrimes under Creative Commons 2.0.