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+
STEM in 20
STEM in 20, a COE research project in collaboration with the Institute for the Future (IFTF), takes an explorative look at innovations affecting workforce trends in the next 20 years, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM in 20+
"The Centers of Excellence did the initial research and brought a regional strategic partnership group together to apply for a DOL grant. This joint effort is an example of regional leadership at it finest and is a model for convening future endeavors."
Steve F. Harrington
EWD, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Healthcare trends and opportunities in California
The allied healthcare industry is a vital component of California’s healthcare system and accounts for close to 60% of all health care employment in the state. To further explore in-demand allied health occupations and assess their relevance to community college education and training, the Centers of Excellence coordinated a multi-regional effort, resulting in the following body of reports.
Employer Survey Results: Healthcare Occupations (pdf), January 2014
In the spring of 2013, the Center of Excellence conducted a survey of small, medium and large-sized healthcare employers in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The 8 occupations studied are expected to see an 11% job growth overall in the next five years.
Reports and Research
Health Imaging Occupations in Northern California (pdf), February 2013
Within the healthcare sector, diagnostic imaging is a growing field that requires specialized training and education. This study assesses the employment demand and training challenges of seven in-demand imaging occupations/technologies.
Health Occupations in the Northern Inland and Coastal Regions (pdf), November 2012
Over the next 12 months, the healthcare sector is expected to hire 2,175 workers in the Northern Inland Region and 1,300 workers in the Northern Coastal Region to replace workers that are retiring and accommodate growth.
As a seemingly recession-resistant field for job seekers to enter and retain employment, the healthcare sector offers jobs in a wide range of occupations and skill levels. The purpose of this study is to provide a snapshot of the Inland Empire’s healthcare labor market, identify workforce gaps, and recommend strategies for a sustainable healthcare workforce.