The Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) is a non-profit, non-partisan initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled workforce and helping U.S. industries compete in a changing economy.


Data Sharing for Longitudinal Student Outcomes Studies

Stay current on data sharing agreements and other related advancements that promote the capacity of states and other entities to share, merge and analyze education and workforce data. 

Joint Data Warehouse Infrastructure Capacity Building

All of these data warehouse infrastructure advancements assist states and local areas with building the database capacity to perform longitudinal studies and track the long-term outcomes of education and training exiters.

Workforce Data Quality Initiative

The Employment and Training Administration has awarded Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants to states to work with their state agency educational partners to build quality longitudinal databases to track student and workforce program participants as they enter and advance in the world of work.

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Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems

The Department of Education has awarded Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grants to state education agencies to work with their workforce agency partners to build longitudinal databases.

Wage Record Interchange System

The Wage Record Interchange System (WRIS and WRIS2) are voluntary data sharing agreements between state Unemployment Insurance (UI) agencies and education agencies to share quarterly employer wage records.