Workforce Education / Training Reporting
What is Workforce Education/Training?
Workforce Education/Training is defined as any postsecondary, non-credit professional development, training, and/or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) (such as a seminar, workshop, course, customized training, etc.) that is specifically used for developing/enhancing the skills of existing employees or members of any business or industry, and any training provided to individuals, whether employed or unemployed, that is designed to meet the employment needs of the student and/or employer by enhancing occupational, technical, and/or soft (communication, computational, and interpersonal) skills.
Who Collects Workforce Education/Training Reporting?
As a part of the University of Arkansas, Professional and Workforce Development provides educational and enrichment opportunities to the Northwest Arkansas area and beyond. Our not-for-academic-credit courses are open to the public or offered as private, customized training opportunities. We provide professional development, skilled-trades training, and opportunities to learn more about topics that interest individuals on a personal level. For more information, please visit the training website.
Workforce Reporting is now being collected by Professional and Workforce Development in Rogers (it was previously collected by the Global Campus in Fayetteville). We've updated the process to make it easier than ever before! You can now complete your reporting online, and less information is required.
Why is Workforce Education/Training Reporting Important?
All professional development programs must be reported four times per year to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (Academic Policy 1655.10). The number and types of programs reported inform the ADHE and the University of trends and/or need of programs to better prepare the workforce. Reporting also offers numerous benefits for the University, including:
- Providing information to be incorporated into other University reporting
- Clearly demonstrating how the University is actively engaged in providing programs that lead to economic development
- Ensuring a respected position among all reporting institutions
- Assisting ADHE in using the workforce data currently being reported to create model runs for potential funding distribution scenarios, making it vital that accurate, reliable information is captured by each institution.
Which Programs Should I Report?
Any program that meets the one or more of following criteria should be reported:
- Not-for-academic-credit workshops, programs, seminars, etc.
- Example: licensure programs for nurses, architects, attorneys, engineers, teachers...
- Example: skill development classes – computer training, grant writing, paralegal studies...
- Designed to help gain or enhance employment
- Participants may be employed or unemployed
- Sponsored by a U of A college or department
- Instruction controlled/procured by a U of A college or department
How Do I Report Programs?
Complete the Online Workforce Reporting Form. ( linked below )
Be prepared to include the following information about each program:
- Program agenda (with specific times)
- Narrative description of program content/purpose (1-2 paragraphs)
- Statement of specific learning outcomes/objectives
- Description of instructional methods employed
- Curriculum vita or bio for each instructor
How Can the Reporting Process Be Even Easier?
Partner with Professional and Workforce Development!
If your college or department partners with us to offer their education/training program, we will provide the following services:
- Program Coordinator
- Landing Page
- Registration Site and Payment Collection
- Marketing Assistance
- Program Evaluation
- Certificates of Completion
- Workforce Reporting
For more information about partnering, general questions or concerns.