Document Number: 10708Using Data to Improve the Performance of Workforce Training - Course-for-course, workplace outcomes of career training can rival or even outstrip outcomes from select universities, yet only 31% of community college students earn a degree. The problem, authors of a recent report assert, is that prospective students have little information to make wise career training decisions. They offer a plan to fix that which would raise studentsí completion rates, raise their earning capacity and act as a statewide economic generator. Proposing a competition among states, they say states can use longitudinal data systems they already have and provide better training choices for students taking into account their academic preparation, facility with using data, workplace skills, and interests. User friendly report cards would be generated with information on best-paying jobs for trainees based on personal characteristics. (Louis Jacobson and Robert Lalonde, America Achieves, April 2013)...
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