$1 Million Workforce Data Quality Grant Awarded to Idaho

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As part of a dozen grants awarded by the federal government's 2012 Workforce Data Quality initiative, the state of Idaho was awarded a $1 million grant on Thursday, June 7.

The funding came from the U.S. Department of Education, aimed at furthering research into the link between education and jobs. The Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Department of Education and Idaho State Board of Education will work together on the study.

The research will investigate the effectiveness of education programs and workforce training. The database assembled by the funding could eventually lead researchers to assess links between specific training and education courses and the jobs they are hired for, and wages earned.

Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington also received grants.