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CREC Delivered Cluster Training to California Employment Development Department

April 1, 2013

During the training, CREC staff introduced the trainees to a variety of methodologies and techniques used in top-down cluster analysis and target occupational research. The entire training was a highly hands-on experience. Under the instructors’ guidance, the trainees conducted real life cluster and occupational analysis for two regions in CA (Bay area and North Bay area) by using the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data and occupational projections created by the Department. On the last day of the training, the trainees presented the preliminary findings from their research to their co-workers and external partners from local community colleges and workforce boards.