“This guide aims to advance colleges’ understanding of how to access and use labor market data to improve student success.” The guide is broken down in three sections, which include:
- “A description of how colleges can use labor market data.
- An inventory of available data sources.
- Recommendations for what colleges can do to improve labor market data use and access.” (p.6).
Major Findings & Recommendations
This guide provides several recommendations to guide colleges in increasing their ability to use labor market information. Colleges can: • “Request wage data [from their state] and advocate for better, clearer access….by asking for these data, colleges can help loosen legal restrictions on data access” (p.15). • “Advocate for [their] state to share data regionally or nationally” (p.15). • “Advocate within [their] state for regular, consistent reporting on wage outcomes” (p.16). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)