NSWERS is a comprehensive, sustainable, and robust lifelong learning and workforce longitudinal data system serving the needs of the people of Nebraska.
It is pronounced, “en-sirs.”
NSWERS is a system that securely collects data for the purposes of analysis and research to improve education and workforce outcomes in Nebraska.
NSWERS complies with all state, federal, local, and organizational laws and regulations regarding privacy and confidentiality of education, workforce, and other data. In addition, NSWERS is transparent in its research development process, governance, and data reporting.
Yes, NSWERS develops and implements source data quality processes, including partner and affiliate verification, validation, and certification of data.
Partner agencies include the six Nebraska Community Colleges, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska State College System, and the University of Nebraska System. The Nebraska Department of Labor serves as an affiliate agency.
Thanks to generous financial support from Nebraska’s leading philanthropies – as well as from the NSWERS’ partner organizations themselves – financial commitments have been secured for the first four years of NSWERS operations. NSWERS and her partner institutions, organizations, and agencies will further recommend and request an annual state appropriation.
NSWERS targets resources and focuses data analysis on assessing education, workforce development, and employment success in order to enable the training of tomorrow’s workforce. In most cases, the analyses provided by NSWERS signifies the first-time partners, affiliates, policymakers, and citizens are being presented with in-depth data by which they can make informed decisions that support pathways of learning and earning for the people of Nebraska.
NSWERS provides answers to help make better decisions in six stages of analysis.
NSWERS integrates and organizes data to help make better decisions through the following:
NSWERS is committed to providing sustainable insights to partners and affiliates that help inform decision making. Insights are based on NSWERS Eight Information Agenda Outcomes: