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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Solar Industry Study
In 2011, the Centers of Excellence conducted a statewide survey of solar energy firms throughout California. The objectives of this study were to identify the workforce trends and challenges across the solar supply chain - manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, and installation.
Renewable Energy Occupations
In 2009, the San Diego-Imperial Center of Excellence conducted a survey of solar, wind, geothermal, and other renewable energy employers in San Diego and Imperial counties. Learn what these employers had to say about the future of renewable energy industries and occupations in the region.
Renewable Energy Occupations (pdf) This 4-page document highlights the key findings from the San Diego-Imperial renewable energy employer survey.
2008 Solar Reports
In 2008, the Centers of Excellence conducted a survey of solar energy firms throughout California.