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Facilities Managers Occupations

The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Information in collaboration with the Energy, Construction & Utilities Statewide Sector Navigator conducted a study on facilities managers in Southern California. This report highlights regional employer need regarding current and projected employment, education and credentialing preferences, and most in-demand skills and technological proficiencies for the facilities manager occupation. 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:

"The information provided in the two Centers of Excellence reports substantiated what many of us believed was a need. But without the hard data, we were not certain of the extent of the need. I have used the statistics in your reports with our local press in their reporting of the need, in or own marketing materials, and in explaining the need to our campus. These statistics will also form the basis of our grant application. I cannot thank you enough for this important work."

Pablo Buckelew
Dean Educational Programs
Santa Barbara City College


Below are various publications helpful for community colleges and our workforce and economic development stakeholders.

America’s Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs (November, 2007)

California Green Innovation Index 2008 (Inaugural Issue)

Green Careers Resource Guide (updated throughout the year)

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), 2008-09 Edition

How Should Colleges Assess and Improve Student Learning? Employers’ Views on the Accountability Challenge (January, 2008)

How Many College Graduates does the U.S. Labor Force really need? (February, 2008)

Economic Impact of the 42007 Wildfires

Are They Really Ready to Work? (October, 2006)

Closing the Health Workforce Gap in California (November, 2007)

Inc. 5,000: The Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America (2007)

Research Brief: Patterns and Trends in the Location Decisions of California Businesses (November, 2007)

The Economic Impacts of CalPERS Investments on the California Economy (September, 2007)