The Illinois 60 by 25 Network Cradle to Career Community Dashboard allows users to assess progress towards the goal of 60% of Illinois adults having a high-quality postsecondary credential by the year 2025. A resource offered to 60 by 25 Leadership Communities, the Dashboard serves as a single stop for cradle-to-career data and information describing Illinois broadly and Community-identified geographies specifically. Dashboard users can analyze regional information on education and workforce system characteristics, track postsecondary education attainment and education-to-career objectives, and benchmark community efforts against state averages.
EdSystems manages the Dashboard in partnership with NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies Data Visualization team. We connect regularly with our fellow Network organizers and with Leadership Communities around use of the tool and the data it includes. Beyond creating a valuable resource for stakeholders, we strive to ensure that, where possible, data on the Dashboard can be disaggregated to inform equity-related goal setting and action.