through real-time regional and local labor market research and data validated by industry partners.
business and industry with community colleges, and workforce and economic development professionals who are committed to developing an outstanding workforce.
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 COEs provide valuable, timely data on labor market information, emerging occupations and existing community college programs that is not available elsewhere."
Philip Sutton, El Camino College
The Center of Excellences for Labor Market Research collaborated with the Sector Navigator for ICT/Digital Media to conduct a study assessing the potential for employers to hire business information worker (BIW 2) candidates trained by community colleges. The BIW pathway prepares students for entry-level and mid-level jobs and offers training in areas such as computer office applications, social media support, and customer relations. Read the report+
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+
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: