- About NSC
- Skills Mismatch
A truly inclusive economic recovery means that the workers and businesses who were most impacted by this pandemic, as well as workers who have been held back by structural barriers of discrimination or lack of opportunity, are empowered to equitably participate in and benefit from the economy’s expansion and restructuring.
But we need data on how different workers and businesses are faring in the recovery, so
we can hold policymakers accountable to equitable outcomes. Disparities and inequities in skills training programs can only be eliminated if there is high-quality information on program outcomes available to practitioners and policymakers to assess and address equity gaps.
Once we have the data – we can use it to drive the change we need!
Data for an Inclusive Economic Recovery provides recommendations on how to measure and report on what really matters to help diminish structural inequities and to shape implementation of federal recovery investments as well as new state and federal workforce investments.
NSC’s recommendations would allow us to
In the next few months, NSC will continue to promote and discuss these recommendations through conversations with federal, state, and local policymakers, national partners, and coalition members. We’ll also be exploring with state policy leaders and advocates further development of public data and accountability frameworks, tools, and practices that are aimed at closing racial and other equity gaps in workforce related investments. And, we’ll continue to create opportunities for our network to shape federal, state, and local data policies that lead to better data and more equitable skills policies and investments.
This report was made possible by generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We thank them for their support and acknowledge that the findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented in this report are those of National Skills Coalition alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.