The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) are collaborating to bring together a State Cohort on Maximizing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and non-WIOA Performance Data. 

A cohort is an interactive technical assistance forum where cross-agency participants representing a combination of States and/or regions participate in the development of solutions to a specific challenge.  Throughout this cohort, State teams will explore different methods for using performance data to demonstrate programmatic achievements, challenges, and stakeholder return-on-investment (ROI). 

They will have an opportunity to develop actionable solutions to issues affecting the alignment of program definitions, the development and utilization of state-specific performance indicators, state and local level understanding of the value of WIOA performance data, and system-wide efforts to measure state/local performance in real time.  State Teams will also have the opportunity to strengthen their interagency partnerships, share different data demonstration strategies with their peers, and establish an action plan for maximizing their performance data. 

Up to nine individual state teams will be selected.  All states are encouraged to apply. 

For more information on the Maximizing WIOA and non-WIOA Performance Data Cohort, please review the cohort materials included on this page. 

The Maximizing WIOA and non-WIOA Performance Data Cohort Announcement – The announcement explains the cohort’s purpose, process, benefits, and eligibility guidelines. 

The Maximizing WIOA and non-WIOA Performance Data Cohort Timeline – The timeline outlines the cohort discussion topics, schedule, and team assignments. 

The Maximizing WIOA and non-WIOA Performance Data Cohort Application Document – This document provides an overview of the questions included in the online application as well as the information state teams must provide prior to its final submission. 

The online application must be completed by Friday, December 7th.