Opportunity Data

WORKFORCE / Opportunity data

Opportunity Data Trust Network seeks to solve multiple agencies working together to improve rates of K to Career progression

Bringing “Opportunity Engineering to Pre-K to Career”

NLET and a handful of partners have been addressing the data-sharing and regional opportunity modeling of real time and longitudinal data from institutions, agencies, and organization addressing the continuum from Pre-K to Career.

NLET is partnered with BrightHive (www.BrightHive.io), a data and technology provider working in open public data across education, training, health, and other areas to turn data into better outcomes.

Both BrightHive and NLET have organized previous regional data trusts, but feel those stopped short of the full potential of modeling data, building easy-to-execute data governance plans, and making data sharing simpler.

These two organizations are deeply involved in skills-based labor and workforce development data, and how that can be shared so that matching can routinely occur between people, course and training offerings, and employers.

Update: Opportunity Data Network: Cross-Sector Team Operating

The idea of an Opportunity Data Trust Network is to concentrate regional efforts through the trust mechanisms to increase rates of success in the progression from Pre-K to Career in a seamless system.

NLET developed through an NSF grant a data trust in Silicon Valley which was spun out of NLET in 2016 by two NLET board members and faculty at UC Santa Cruz. NLET’s current effort with BrightHive and partners in San Diego is to develop an regional opportunity data trust that is deeper in regional modeling to shore up weak points on the progression form Pre-K to Career.

To that end, NLET organized an event managed and sponsored by National University (www.NU.edu/precision), San Diego Workforce Partnership (www.workforce.org), and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (www.sandiegobusiness.org), where Stanford Economist Raj Chetty addressed a Pre-K to Career audience of 300 and participated in a round table to begin this work. See Chetty Lecture: