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Issue Brief

Current Efforts to Make Education and Training Program Scorecards Available to American Workers

Title
Current Efforts to Make Education and Training Program Scorecards Available to American Workers
Date
January 2016
Author(s)
Scott Davis, PhD
Market
Workforce Development
Practice Areas
Career Pathways and Sector Partnerships
Services
Policy/Program Analysis
Methodologies
Qualitative Data Analysis

The U.S. invests a significant amount of money in helping American workers enhance or increase their own skills. Because education and training programs are not all equally effective in leading to good jobs, individuals need reliable information they can use to help make good choices about which programs are best suited for their job and career goals.

To help consumers make better decisions about which training options to pursue, a number of states have developed state education and training program scorecards.

This issue brief outlines the need for and goals of such scorecards, key success factors in developing scorecards, and the future of education and training scorecards