About the Technical Assistance Provider: Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research
Integral to the Economic and Workforce Development Program (EWD), the Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (CoEs) serve as a labor market and data resource for education and industry stakeholders. CoEs provide real-time and look-ahead regional labor market research and data that is validated by industry partners, connect business and industry with community colleges and workforce and economic development professionals, and advance the workforce mission. As part of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and Economy (DWM) framework, the work of CoEs will inform regional college consortia as well as sector-based initiatives in their efforts to close the skills gap. Additionally, CoEs will provide data support for the regions and sectors to align labor market workforce demands with training capacities at the colleges, within the region, and across the state along industry specific sectors.