Expand successful career pathways programs
In 2013, we successfully secured Minnesota’s first investment in career pathways. Because of this strong success, we have grown the state’s investment in career pathways to $11.2M in 3 years. We continue to advocate for more state funding for the proven career pathways approach. These investments include Pathways to Prosperity, innovative approaches to contextualized GEDs and College Readiness Academies in Adult Basic Education funding, and directing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training funds to career pathways.
Create standardized outcome reporting and evaluation
In 2013 and 2014, we worked to pass standard outcome measures and ensure all government funded workforce programs are reported to DEED’s online report card. Before MSPWin, there was not one standard or transparent reporting mechanism and outcome measures varied by program. We are continuing to work with legislators and state leaders to use these outcome results in making more effective, data-driven investment decisions.
Additionally, we track key indicators to track our progress toward eliminating disparities.