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Alternative Fuel & Advanced Transportation Technologies

Although there have been high-level assessments of jobs evolving from the development of the alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies, little has been done to understand specific workforce needs of employers and how post-secondary education responds. To explore further, the California Energy Commission commissioned a series of reports from the COE - incorporating surveys of fleet, dealership and automotive repair services employers, focus groups and expert interviews. More+

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+

Life Sciences & Biotech Middle Skills Workforce

This collaborative study confirms that six Middle Skills occupations are significant to the Life Sciences/Biotechnology sector, supporting more than 17,000 jobs currently and anticipating 4,700 job openings over the next five years. Community colleges prepare students for these jobs, but might need to expand capacity and better align programs to meet employer demands. More+

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Kathleen Rowley
San Bernardino Valley College

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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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