State Wage Interchange System: Better data for stronger workforce programs

This report from the National Skills Coalition (NSC) details the State Wage Interchange System (SWIS), a data sharing tool jointly managed by the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Labor (DOL) that allows states to exchange anonymized employment and earning data—wage data, for short—with other states. SWIS enables states to access individual-level information about more program participants, simplifies the query process for states, and enables states to more efficiently and accurately report the performance of workforce training and education programs. This information can help state Career Technical Educaion (CTE) leaders and other stakeholders understand employment outcomes to formulate good state policies, improve programs, decide which program to attend, or find qualified employees. 

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August 2019