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ERIC Number: ED560630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-3
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students for Jobs: Ensuring Student Success in the Workforce. Data for Action
Data Quality Campaign
A strong education prepares students to succeed in their chosen careers; but education, training, and employment pathways are changing. Individuals take multiple paths into the workforce. Some get jobs after completing high school; some after earning a college degree. Others leave the workforce to go back to school, while still others enroll in education or skills training while working. One-fourth of adults in the United States have nondegree credentials, such as an information technology certificate, and workers with nondegree credentials have higher earnings than those without them. Middle-skills jobs, which require more than high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of America's labor market. Key industries are unable to find enough sufficiently trained workers to fill these jobs. To develop and support a strong workforce, policymakers, educators, school and business leaders, students, and the labor force can use data to inform improvements to the variety of routes through education and careers. States can securely link limited K-12 data with postsecondary and workforce data, such as program completion or employment status, to evaluate which schools, programs, and pathways help students succeed in college and careers. States can also use labor market information to align education and workforce policies with the needs of employers so our nation's economy and its citizens can thrive.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Data Quality Campaign