The purpose of the Workforce Data Integrated System (WDIS) is to increase research and program evaluation by making evidence building activities more efficient by creating repeatable and transparent data sharing mechanisms and processes between programs to answer relevant questions about workforce development programs. WDIS sets the groundwork for Department-wide culture change towards data driven policy and programming. WDIS will enable Wisconsin's workforce development programs to determine whether its programs are working, create evidence highlighting positive practices we should grow, and evidence identifying areas needing exploration to improve. WDIS also supports the state's programs data-driven decision model to address its workforce development problems. The WDIS manages the "governed" data by providing the appropriate data governance which results in research that is trusted, understood, and appropriate for use in policy decisions. The WDIS will be guided by DWD's Vision to:
Refer to the handout Learning Agenda for the specific questions.
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