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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+

Focus on Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is an essential part of the state and regional economies and each year, billions of dollars in products are manufactured in California. This report focuses on the growth and job requirements of eight manufacturing occupations. When surveyed, employers projected creating nearly 1,800 new jobs in these 8 occupations over the next five years. More+

STEM in 20

STEM in 20, a COE research project in collaboration with the Institute for the Future (IFTF), takes an explorative look at innovations affecting workforce trends in the next 20 years, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM in 20+

"I have great appreciation for the Centers of Excellence. I have made over 100 copies of the Industry Scan Report on Construction and the Construction Industry Survey for our local contractors, suppliers, educators, and the community in general. One of the largest suppliers in our area asked for copies for their home office in Monterey. As a result, they donated $20,000 in equipment to our program."

Pablo Buckelew
Santa Barbara City College

Solar Energy

Providing data-driven information

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.

Energy Forum and Smart Grid Summit

Statewide

Greater Sacramento Region

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.

California

Greater Sacramento area

Bay Region

Southern California

Los Angeles

Contact one of our COE Directors for more information.