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+
Recycling & Materials Management
In 2013, the COE surveyed over 230 Recycling & Materials Management (R&MM) firms in California to better understand their workforce needs. Survey results indicate that more than 14,000 jobs could be created over the next two years, representing a 10% job growth rate over the period. More+
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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.