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Project

Feasibility Study of Using Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) and Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) for Consumer Reports

Market
Workforce Development Practice Areas
Services
Research Services
Client
U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration
Expertise
Applied Research Studies
Process Evaluations and Qualitative Research

The purpose of this project is to conduct an assessment of the feasibility of implementing state-level systems for reporting on the performance of education and training programs. Such consumer report cards (scorecards) will ultimately give customers more information on which education or training programs may be best suited to their career interests. The study will focus in particular on the degree to which the systems developed under the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants and existing state processes for creating Eligible Training Provider Lists (ETPLs) may support the development of scorecards. IMPAQ will be conducting a review of existing WDQI and ETPL scorecard efforts via key informant discussions and administration of a web-based survey of State ETPL administrators. The reports prepared under this study will analyze how the WDQI has supported state scorecard development to date, provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of Labor as to feasible methods for building the data systems necessary to support state-level scorecard development, and provide recommendations for scorecard content and organization.