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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
EARLY LEARNING-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1008
ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
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F.S. 1008.40
1008.40 Workforce Development Information System.The Department of Education shall:
(1) Design specifications for the collection and reporting of data and performance specifications for the Workforce Development Information System. This design must:
(a) Use common terms and enable parallel reporting and state-level access of workforce data necessary to use the data reports as a basis for calculating funding allocations, conducting audits, and determining compliance of workforce related programs, as defined in s. 14.36, and education and training programs with applicable federal and state requirements as authorized by federal and state law. This includes establishing a process for the collection, review, and reporting of Comprehensive Local Needs Assessments as required by federal law.
(b) Provide reports necessary to comply with other program performance documentation required by state or federal law, without requiring additional data collection or reporting from local educational agencies.
(c) Link data from multiple sources for consideration in developing broad public policy initiatives for workforce related programs as defined in s. 14.36.
(2) Develop the computer programs, software, and edit processes necessary for local and state users to produce a single, unified Workforce Development Information System.
(3) Work with the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Children and Families, and other entities to define statewide education, workforce development, and employment metrics and ensure the integrity and quality of data being collected.
(4) Develop a workforce development metrics dashboard that measures the state‚Äôs investments in workforce development. To the extent feasible, the dashboard shall use statistically rigorous methodologies to estimate, assess, and isolate the impact of programs on participant outcomes. The workforce development metrics dashboard shall be produced, to the extent feasible, using existing available data and resources that are currently collected and accessible to state agencies. The department shall convene workforce related program partners to develop a standardized set of inputs and outputs for the workforce development metrics dashboard. The workforce development metrics dashboard must:
(a) Display the impact of workforce related programs, as defined in s. 14.36, on credential attainment, training completion, degree attainment, and participant wages.
(b) Provide demographic breakdowns, including, to the extent possible, race, ethnicity, age, gender, veteran status, wage, student loan debt, barriers to employment, and credential or degree outcomes, and information on workforce outcomes in different industry sectors.
(c) Measure, at a minimum and to the extent feasible with existing resources, the return on investment of the following workforce related programs:
1. Career and technical education offered by school districts and Florida College System institutions.
2. Workforce related programs as defined in s. 14.36.
3. State apprenticeship programs.
(d) Provide performance data on training providers to enable individuals to make informed choices.
History.s. 387, ch. 2002-387; s. 31, ch. 2021-164.