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National Skills Coalition’s new brief, entitled Emerging Innovations in Data Transparency, Governance & Quality, outlines data approaches that some states have implemented to better connect people with the education, skills training, and supports they need and to help states close equity gaps as part of an inclusive economic recovery.
Advocates can turn to these case studies for inspiration as they push for policy changes that use data to ensure equitable, high-quality credentials.
The brief includes case studies from three states and recommendations include:
NSC’s eight-part Skills for an Inclusive Economic Recovery Policy Agenda includes a plank on public data and accountability regarding who will be included in the recovery and urges state and federal governments to report data on how different workers and businesses are faring in the recovery and hold policies accountable to equitable outcomes for those most impacted. Improvements in data transparency, governance, and quality (as outlined in Emerging Data Innovations) are the first step. Once we have good data, we can then use it to hold our policymakers accountable to better, more equitable skills training outcomes.