The purpose of the NSWERS Media Kit is to provide information and materials for anyone tasked with communicating about NSWERS’ data, research, or products. NSWERS is a collaborative effort of partner and affiliate agencies and use of this kit will help ensure consistent messaging.
The Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System, or NSWERS, is a one-of-a-kind research partnership between Nebraska’s education and workforce systems designed to create a data-informed decision culture that supports pathways of learning and earning for the people of Nebraska. The NSWERS data system is the most comprehensive education-to-workforce longitudinal information source ever created in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System (NSWERS) is a collaboration among Nebraska’s six Community Colleges, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska State College System, the University of Nebraska System, and in affiliation with the Nebraska Department of Labor to enable seamless integration of data across educational and workforce systems, provide data literacy education, and promote the use of this data to further evidence-based policy and practices across the educational systems of Nebraska.
The Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System (NSWERS) is a comprehensive, sustainable, and robust lifelong learning and workforce longitudinal data system serving the needs of the people of Nebraska. Since the fall of 2020, NSWERS has created a state-of-the-art data system to promote strong economic development policies, good jobs, growing business, and thriving communities. The NSWERS data system connects statewide information from PK–12 education, through postsecondary education, and into the workforce. This effort realizes the vision of a data informed decision culture to support learning and earning in Nebraska.
Integrate and organize Nebraska’s education and workforce data to inform decision making.
Create a data-informed decision culture that supports successful pathways of learning and earning for the people of Nebraska.
Answers for Nebraska.
NSWERS uses its Information & Research Agenda to prioritize and codify high-value research topics and questions of interest.
NSWERS Stages of Analysis™, a six-stage research framework to analyze our eight outcomes (four education and four workforce), is strategically designed to embody a modern, flexible, scalable approach to analytic activity. The six stages are: Explore, Describe, Explain, Predict, Forecast, and Simulate.
You must clearly attribute our work to the Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System and provide a print or digital copy of the work to email@example.com.
Cite figures and tables as mentioned at the data information source.
NSWERS operates as an independent public entity, created through the Interlocal Cooperation Act for mutual advantage regarding data initiatives (2019) and Legislative Bill 1160 (2020), and governed by an executive council. NSWERS is a centralized system where data from multiple agencies is collected, retained, and maintained in one secure location. Partners and the affiliate regularly submit data based on a data submission calendar (annually, triennial, or quarterly) and after data sharing agreements are complete. NSWERS receives financial support from Nebraska’s leading philanthropies and its partner organizations.
A multi-agency public board and the highest authority for decision making, the Executive Council is the governing body that defines, prioritizes, and approves the objectives, policies, funding, resources, and operations of NSWERS. The four-person council is comprised of the Commissioner of Education, the President of the University of Nebraska, the Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System, and a President of one of the Nebraska Community Colleges, or their designee.
The Management Committee is responsible for the operational management and advancement of NSWERS’ agenda and initiatives. The committee includes representatives from NSWERS’ partner entities.
The official NSWERS website is https://nswers.org/.
Sign up for the NSWERS Quarterly Update, a newsletter series designed to keep audiences informed about current NSWERS happenings: https://nswers.org/newsletter/.
NSWERS maintains two graphic style guides–the NSWERS Brand Guide and the NSWERS Data Visualization Style Guide. Please contact the Communications Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the guides and for further information on the NSWERS visual style.
If you would like to make a data request to the NSWERS Data System, please visit: https://nswers.org/insights/data-request/.
If you would like to make an NSWERS evaluation request, please visit: https://nswers.org/evaluation-request-application/.