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Wilson, Bryan – National Skills Coalition, 2020
There is growing interest in providing students and others with information about the performance of postsecondary education and training programs. Currently, if one wants to know how many students get jobs and what those jobs pay, one cannot find comparable information for programs across the nation. Consumer reports, which display information…
Descriptors: Performance, Information Dissemination, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
National Skills Coalition, 2020
American jobs are undergoing massive technological transformation, with even entry-level workers now expected to use all manner of digital devices and equipment. Nowhere is this more true than in the manufacturing sector, which directly employs more than one in ten U.S. workers and indirectly supports millions more. To succeed in this rapidly…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Workplace Literacy, Technological Literacy, Job Skills
National Skills Coalition, 2020
Over half of jobs in the U.S. require training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. These skilled jobs are the backbone of America's economy, and filling them is critical to America's success in the 21st century. Every day, in communities coast to coast, working people, students, and families are looking for opportunities to get ahead.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education
Leventoff, Jenna – National Skills Coalition, 2019
This report urges states to participate in the State Wage Interchange System (SWIS), as it can aide states in satisfying Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reporting requirements, and help states better understand whether former participants in workforce training and education programs are finding good jobs. SWIS is a data sharing…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Salary Wage Differentials, Employment
Johnson, Melissa; Bashay, Molly; Bergson-Shilcock, Amanda – National Skills Coalition, 2019
The ethnic and racial diversity of the residents of the United States of America is one of the country's unique strengths; however, Black, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Native, and certain Asian American workers face wide racial inequities in educational attainment, employment, and income. Additional workforce policies are needed now to counter…
Descriptors: Ethnic Diversity, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Equal Education
Duke-Benfield, Amy Ellen; Wilson, Bryan; Kaleba, Kermit; Leventoff, Jenna – National Skills Coalition, 2019
In order to build an inclusive economy State leaders have recognized the critical importance of postsecondary attainment in meeting economic and equity goals. Nearly every state has, or is considering a postsecondary education attainment goal, which sets a threshold for the number of people within that state who hold some type of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Credentials, Racial Bias, Equal Education