Improving Data Exchange Between Industry
From 2012-2017, ACTE®, in cooperation with a number of national and state partners, supported a project to expand and improve data exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems. The Certification Data Exchange Project tested data sharing between state education and workforce data systems and industry certifiers, created standardized tools and processes, and raised awareness about the importance of industry certification data.
Read a final report sharing results and discussing lessons learned and recommendations for future data-sharing and -matching efforts, download reporting templates and watch a companion video.
|Project Resources||This graphic illustrates in high-level detail the match process:
Industry certifications and licensure are a growing part of the expected outcomes of CTE programs, and the Department of Education is interested in the identification of solutions to the issues surrounding state collection of valid and reliable data. To find out more, check out the resources below and email ACTE.
- Connecting Industry-recognized Certification Data to Education and Workforce Outcomes: Measuring the Value Added to Skills, Employment and Wages (October 2017)
- Reporting Templates (October 2017)
- Accessing and Matching Industry Certification Data Webinar Slides and Recording (August 2016)
- Project Fact Sheet (February 2016)
- NACTEI 2014 Presentation on Findings and FERPA Implications
- CompTIA Overview
- Details on CompTIA Procedures
- Illinois and CompTIA 2012 Match Results
- Second-round Invitation
- Project Roadmap
States That Have Executed Data-sharing Agreements
- North Carolina
Participating Industry Certification Organizations
|Manufacturing Skill Standards Council|
Other Certification & Data Resources
- Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)
- Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A. (Georgetown)
- Credential Data Pioneers (Workforce Data Quality Campaign)
* Technical assistance activities for this project are supported under the Improving Program Performance Technical Assistance to States project, Contract Number (ED-VAE-11-O-023) as administered by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents on this web page do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education or the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.