Recommendations on Data & Outcomes Unlock Strong Workforce $200M

Recommendations on Data & Outcomes Unlock Strong Workforce $200M
The Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce the partnership ofDoing What MATTERS for Jobs & the Economy (DWM), the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), andTechnology, Research and Information Services (TRIS) in the rollout of tools, training, technical assistance, and funding to improve the quality, accessibility, and use of student outcomes data and labor market information for career technical education (CTE) programs.

This suite of tools and services – called CTE Data Unlocked – readies the 113 community colleges for the newly announced $200M Strong Workforce investment in the Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget for expanding quality CTE education and training that fuel regional economies. Preliminary trailer bill language can be found here (note:language is finalized when budget is adopted in July 2016).

Doing What Matters “We want to free the data for college practitioners to deliver on student success with workforce outcomes,” states Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development Division. “Three divisions within the Chancellor’s Office have combined efforts to enable our 113 community colleges to unlock their data and refine their CTE portfolio.”

“With a number of the 25 Strong Workforce recommendations focused on workforce data and outcomes, our inter-agency partnership to roll out CTE Data Unlocked will strengthen local processes like program review, accreditation, and integrated planning,” explains Theresa Tena, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness.

CTE Data Unlocked rolls out in four phases:

Build Awareness (Spring 2016)LaunchBoard

Regional workshops offering a hands-on introduction to statewide CTE data tools, including LaunchBoard 2.0 and the updated CTE metrics on the Student Success Scorecard, for all 113 college campuses. Who should attend? A team including a senior administrator (CEO, CIO, or CSSO), plus one or more CTE deans, faculty, and institutional researchers.
Sign up now.


Deepen Expertise (Summer 2016)

Training for a cadre of technical assistance providers to support field usage of these data tools.


Support Data Use (Fall 2016)

Upon completion of training, every college becomes eligible for up to $50,000 + 10 hours of technical assistance for data-related projects. In addition, all colleges will have access to online self-help resources and free CATEMA and CTE Outcomes Survey data licenses for a specified period of time.

Expand Regional Data Use (Fall 2016)

Support for regional planning in ways that align with the Strong Workforce Program and federal Workforce Investment & Opportunities Act (WIOA) requirements.


Sign up NOW by visiting the CTE Data Unlocked page for:
  • training content, locations, and dates
  • requirements to receive funding and technical assistance, and
  • more information on the CTE Data Unlocked.
View Videos for examples of how statewide CTE data tools can support program review, accreditation, and integrated planning:

Apply now here to be a fiscal agent for RFA No. 15-197 – CTE Data Unlocked

The following organizations have come together to make possible CTE Data Unlocked:

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor
CCCCO Division of Workforce and Economic Development

Posted on

March 6, 2016