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Improved data collection also got several shout-outs. The bill would create a new, more standardized accountability system, according to the Workforce Data Quality Campaign, which is an offshoot of the National Skills Coalition, a nonprofit group.
Rachel Zinn, the campaign’s director, said in a blog post that the legislation requires that the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education work with states on performance reports about the job-training programs. She said the reporting will feature common metrics on employment, median earnings, credentials earned, measurable skill gains and employer engagement.
“These required performance reports are an important step toward giving students, workers and policymakers the information they need to make informed choices,” Zinn wrote.