The data warehouse and anonymizer consisted of a stand-alone web application and an operational database hosted in Azure SQL Database, and a data access API through which all DIS applications could interact with DWA data.
The system has provided more accurate and timely data, reduced errors, and lessened the time it takes for prospective students to pinpoint career options and connect with credit and non-credit programs in their area. The individual tools used have helped streamline information access to the public and institutional administrators. The system has also removed the manual data collection and analysis burden from administration to make decision-making and program management more efficient and functional.
A report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program shows how Kansas, Massachusetts, and Missouri used data integration to connect students to career opportunities and evaluate the effectiveness of their programs in helping students gain meaningful employment. Technologies developed by fivestar* contributed to the impact of the Massachusetts Round 4 TAACCCT integration project by building a centralized database of student records to streamline decision-making. Through GPSTEM, students, faculty, and administrators can now access data to make informed decisions about program offerings and opportunities in the local labor market. You can read the full report below.