State Agency Partners

The METTE project would not be possible without the collaboration and cooperation of our state agency partners.

Wisconsin Technical College SystemWisconsin Technical College System Board

The WTCS Board provides leadership, policy direction, oversight, and public accountability for the 16 colleges which constitute the WTCS. Each year, more than 400,000 students or about 1 in 10 adults in the state enroll in a Wisconsin technical college. The colleges are responsible for stimulating local economic development by providing a well-educated workforce based solely on the occupational needs of local business and industry. The colleges offer more than 300 programs:

  • Two-year associate degrees.
  • One- and two-year technical diplomas.
  • Short term technical certificates (nine months or less).
  • Customized training and technical assistance (direct to business and industry)

Administrative data collected by the WTCS from the colleges will provide data on METTE student characteristics, patterns of course taking, and student outcomes. Graduate follow-up data will be used to document METTE student employment outcomes.

Learn more about the WTCS, its colleges, and the students it serves.

Wisconsin Department of Public InstructionWisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Wisconsin relies on 426 local school districts to administer its elementary and secondary programs. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) headed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, a nonpartisan constitutional officer, provides supervision and consultation for the districts. Each year, Wisconsin’s school districts served about 126,000 students.

Administrative data collected by the Wisconsin DPI from each school district will provide data on academic preparation of METTE students at the secondary-level.

Learn more about the Wisconsin DPI.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce DevelopmentWisconsin Department of Workforce Development

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. The DWD is responsible for administering a wide variety of employment programs including the state’s labor market information and unemployment insurance programs.

Administrative data collected under the state’s Wage Reporting program to support DWD’s administration of the state’s uunemployment insurance program will be used to document METTE student success in obtaining and retaining employment in manufacturing. Labor market information collected by DWD as part of the joint federal/state data programs will provide background information about the state’s changing employment characteristic.

Learn more about the Wisconsin DWD.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce DevelopmentUniversity of Wisconsin System

The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, serving more than 182,000 students each year and employing more than 32,000 faculty and staff statewide.
The UW System consists of:

  • 13 four-year universities,
  • 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges campuses, and
  • statewide UW-Extension

Administrative data collected by the University of Wisconsin System Administration, augmented with data from the National Student Clearinghouse, will be used to document METTE student success in transfer to baccalaureate programs.
The METTE project is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER) at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Learn more about the UW System.