Employer Demand for Business Information Workers (BIW 2) in California
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+
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:
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Objective Data for Informed Decision Making
The Centers of Excellence environmental scans focus on areas that have demonstrated labor market needs that warrant an organized community college response. The studies of an industry or occupation provide detailed information on how colleges are currently responding, as well as information on workforce and occupational needs which have been validated by employers or industry associations.
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