This podcast features one practitioner who discusses the use of data-driven decisions to support the continuous improvement tenet that permeates WIOA and its impact on service delivery. She addresses the importance of using multiple data sources; the need to verify data in real-time with job seekers and employers; the use of talent pipeline studies focused on growing local sectors; and the creation of sector panels to further inform data-based decision making.

In this podcast, the speaker is Marlena Sessions, Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Development Council, King County, Seattle, Washington.



"Having more than one data source really allows us that opportunity to compare different aspects of the labor market picture and different models for looking at the data."

-Marlena Sessions