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    through real-time regional and local labor market research and data validated by industry partners.

  • Connect

    business and industry with community colleges, and workforce and economic development professionals who are committed to developing an outstanding workforce.

  • Advance

    the economic and workforce development mission of California's community colleges in partnering with business and industry and preparing the workforce to succeed in the future.

"The Centers of Excellence are a key resource to our members in understanding how industry workforce needs impact local economic development."

Wayne Schell, Ca. Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

What’s New

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:

Information Technology Technician Pathway: Labor Market Analysis

The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) in partnership with the ICT-Digital Media Sector of the Doing what Matters Initiative is pleased to announce the release of a new labor market report that compliments and supports the IT Technician Pathway developed by the California Community Colleges’ ICT/DM Sector Navigator, Steve Wright. Read the report+

Healthcare Occupations in California

In partnership with the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) and the California Hospital Association (CHA), the Centers of Excellence (COE) conducted a study of healthcare occupations in seven regions across California. The study included a survey of ambulatory care and nursing/residential care facilities, and an additional survey of hospitals within CHA membership. More+