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Definition Measure
Demographic Status Variables
Population
Total Workforce Enrollment
​Duplicated headcount of students (seat count) served by business and industry, contract training, professional education programs, non-credit workforce courses, plus students enrolled in career and technical training programs leading to a formal award, each fiscal year.  If your college is using its own list of CIP codes to identify CTE, VFA is asking you to note this in the submission of the college’s data. Please indicate your source and attach a copy of your CIP list that maps to CTE at your college.  Each program/course enrollment should be counted—therefore if a student has more than one instance of any of these events, they would be counted more than once.  (Because many colleges do not have unique identifiers for all workforce training enrollment, the VFA is asking for seat count, not headcount on this measure).
  • ​Credit
  • Non-credit
  • ​Students enrolled in workforce courses
Annual Percentage Change for Workforce Enrollment

Measure: Change in workforce enrollment over two most recent academic years from Fall 2010 through Summer 2012.

What to report:

  • Total workforce enrollment in the most recent academic year Fall 2011 through Summer 2012 (as reported above);
  • Total workforce enrollment from previous academic year Fall 2010 through Summer 2011 (as defined above).

Calculated as:  (Most Recent Year) – (Previous Year)
                                       (Previous Year)

  • ​Credit
  • Non-credit
  • ​Students enrolled in workforce courses
Number of Awards in CTE
Measure: Number of students who earned an award in Career and Technical Education during the academic year; both credit and non-credit awards can be counted; awards in a non-credit program must meet the criterion of at least 90 contact hours.

What to report:
  • Number of noncredit program completions.  CTE programs are listed in Appendix A.
NOTE: Credit completions will be compiled from IPEDS completion survey reports, and will not need to be reported by the college.
  • Credit
  • Non-credit
  • CTE Completers
% Passing Licensure Exam
Measure: Percent of completers/graduates who pass a licensure examination on their first attempt, within one year of completing the CTE program; separately reported for each exam.

What to report:
  • Numerator:  Number of students who achieved a passing grade on their first attempt of a licensure exam;
  • Denominator:  Number of students who sat for the first time to take the licensure exam.
  • Credit
  • Non-credit
  • CTE Completers in programs that lead to a license
% CTE Completer or Leavers Employed
Measure: Percentage of CTE completers/leavers  either employed with a livable wage  or enrolled in further education within one year of completing at the institution; one year post completing is defined as the 2nd to 5th quarter to allow for employment to occur; wage information is then obtained from UI wage data at the 5th quarter after completion;

What to report:
  • Numerator (sum of Part 1 and Part 2 below):
    • Part 1: number of students who completed or had 90 contact hours of CTE in the 2008-09 academic year and are employed with a livable wage (UI wage data 5 quarters after completion);
    • Part 2: number of students who completed or left CTE in the 2008-09 academic year and are enrolled in further education within one year of completing CTE;
  • Denominator: Number of students who completed a CTE program or left CTE with at least 90 contact hours of education and training during the 2008-09 academic year.
NOTE: Due to the need to match wage data, these students will have completed their program 2 years prior to the most recent completed academic year.
  • Credit
  • Non-credit
  • CTE Completers/Leavers
Wage growth of CTE Completers or Leavers
Measure: Change in median wage of CTE completers and leavers before and after college

What to report:
  • Median 2nd quarter 2006 wages of student who completed a CTE program, or who left a CTE program with 90 contact hours during the 2008-2009 academic.  Excluded students whose 2006 Q2 quarterly earnings were less than $ 2,575 (below minimum wage for full-time full-quarter employee) and students who are enrolled in higher education in Q4 2011;
  • Median 4th quarter 2011 wages of students who completed a CTE program, or who left a CTE program with 90 contact hours during the 2008-2009 academic year.  Excluded students whose 2006 Q2 quarterly earnings were less than $2,575 (below minimum wage for full-time full-quarter employee) and students who are enrolled in higher education in Q4 2011. 
Calculated as:
(Median 4th Qtr ‘11) - (Median 2nd Qtr ‘06)

This measure is intended to be wage growth for workers who are upgrading skills.  To control for individuals who were not upgrading skills, we remove from the calculations:
  • Students who do not earn a minimum wage (the federal minimum wage $5.15 in 2006 and multiply it by the number of hours in a full-time work week: 40 hours times the number of weeks in a quarter 12.5); set this dollar amount as the minimum dollar amount for inclusion in the measure;
  • Students who transfer/enroll in further education.
  • Credit
  • Non-credit
  • CTE Completers/ Leavers