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Life Sciences & Biotech Middle Skills Workforce

This collaborative study confirms that six Middle Skills occupations are significant to the Life Sciences/Biotechnology sector, supporting more than 17,000 jobs currently and anticipating 4,700 job openings over the next five years. Community colleges prepare students for these jobs, but might need to expand capacity and better align programs to meet employer demands. More+

Recycling & Materials Management

In 2013, the COE surveyed over 230 Recycling & Materials Management (R&MM) firms in California to better understand their workforce needs. Survey results indicate that more than 14,000 jobs could be created over the next two years, representing a 10% job growth rate over the period. More+

Focus on Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is an essential part of the state and regional economies and each year, billions of dollars in products are manufactured in California. This report focuses on the growth and job requirements of eight manufacturing occupations. When surveyed, employers projected creating nearly 1,800 new jobs in these 8 occupations over the next five years. More+

"On your most recent industry scan, I say 'Well Done'! It is informative, and well crafted and I hope that it will spur an expansion of programs to educate more people into our workforce."

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Doing What Matters for Jobs & the Economy

an Economic and Workforce Development program initiative

The California Community College's Chancellor's Office Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy campaign focuses on determining labor market needs as a basis for regional capacity planning and sector priorities.

Industry Sector Profiles

To support the work of the Doing What Matters for Jobs & the Economy campaign, the Centers of Excellence developed profiles on priority sectors in California. The sectors were chosen for their relevance to the state's economy and also for the opportunity they present for advancing a qualified workforce to serve local communities.

Energy & Utilities Small Business Export Biotechnology
Agriculture Retail and Hospitality Advanced Transportation
Healthcare Advanced Manufacturing Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)

Regional Labor Market Profiles

To assist community colleges and regional partners engage in planning discussions, the Centers of Excellence developed brief labor market profiles for 15 economic regions.

Central Valley - Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties Northern Inland - Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties
East Bay - Alameda and Contra Costa counties Orange County
Greater Sacramento - El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties San Diego-Imperial
Inland Empire/Desert - Riverside and San Bernardino counties San Francisco-San Mateo
Los Angeles County Santa Cruz-Monterey
Mother Lode - Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne counties Silicon Valley - Santa Clara County
North Bay - Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties South Central Coast - San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties
Northern Coastal - Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity counties  

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