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Facilities Managers Occupations

The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Information in collaboration with the Energy, Construction & Utilities Statewide Sector Navigator conducted a study on facilities managers in Southern California. This report highlights regional employer need regarding current and projected employment, education and credentialing preferences, and most in-demand skills and technological proficiencies for the facilities manager occupation. Read the report+

Demand & Supply Data

Conducting a program review? Analyzing your CTE portfolio? Looking for data to kick-start regional conversations about program alignment? The Centers of Excellence have created a suite of tools to support your decision-making with labor market data. California community colleges can utilize these data tools to assess projected occupational demand and the supply of graduates from a program(s) of study. Access data here+

Guides for Using Labor Market Information

Recently, the number of data sources for labor market information (LMI) has grown considerably, making it difficult to know which are best suited to the questions most often asked by community colleges. Check out these two new guides that help demystify labor market data:

"I have found the information from the Centers of Excellence to be very thorough and relevant to the types of services we provide. My colleagues also find this information to be very important to their work with students."

Eileen O'Brien
College of San Mateo

California's Green Economy

Industry and Workforce Studies

Since 2008, the Centers of Excellence have coordinated on several studies to assess the workforce needs of emerging and evolving green industries and occupations.

Reports and Research

Recycling and Materials Management Occupations (pdf) - December 2013

  • refuse and recyclable material collector
  • hazardous materials removal worker
  • recycling and reclamation worker
  • recycling coordinator
  • commercial/industrial designer working with recycled materials
  • manufacturing production technician working with recycled materials

For the six occupations studied, more than 7,400 jobs could be created by R&MM firms over the next two years, representing a 24% growth rate over the period. Download key findings from the study.

Green Certifications in Northern California (pdf) - November 2012

Workforce Trends & Needs in Green Sectors (pdf) - October 2011

Understanding the Green Economy: A Community College Perspective (pdf) - June 2009

Download the Green Framework files
As detailed in the Understanding the Green Economy - A Community College Perspective, the COE definition of green is translated into industry, occupational and community college program crosswalks. Download the Green Framework tables in Excel format for your own research projects.

Green Industry Framework (xls) - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Green Occupational Framework (xls) - Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Green Program Crosswalk (xls) - Taxonomy of Programs (TOP) and Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).

Green Industries & Jobs in California (pdf) - February 2009

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