Administrative Data Repository on the Skilled Technical Workforce

September 12, 2022 4:36 p.m.


GW PSCWP affiliates began work in September 2021 on a contract from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a repository of metadata from administrative data sources on non-degree credentials for the skilled technical workforce. 

Data Quality Assessments

The team performed data qality assessments (DQAs) on selected datasets of value to researchers interested in non-degree credential attainment in the skilled technical workforce. Below we post full assessments and shorter executive summaries evaluating each dataset. Note that Colorado's roster of licensed practical nurses was selected as representative of state licensure rosters and the Maryland Noncredit Workforce Completers System was selected as representative of state noncredit data systems.


Project Resources

  • Slides from progress report presented to the NCRN, April 28, 2022 
  • List of Federal Programs Facilitating Crednential Attainment for the Skilled Technical Workforce compiled by Andrew Reamer
  • Literature scan on approaches to evaluating the quaity of administrative datasets

Project Team

Andrew Reamer, Research Professor
Kyle Albert, Assistant Research Professor
Ziyuan Wang, Graduate Research Assistant
Allison Forbes, Research Director, Center for Regional Economic Competiveness