Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor’s mission to administer a system of effective programs and services designed to develop, protect and maintain a viable workforce requires that we build partnerships with government agencies, businesses, community organizations and other stakeholders.  It also requires a commitment to continuous improvement, reducing costs, improving business processes, technological efficiency, developing staff through training/mentoring/education, improving compliance with regulatory mandates and being a catalyst for positive change.

Our strategic goals are, to develop a talented workforce; to protect the workforce system; and to provide responsive fail-safe programs that support the workforce system. These goals support the Honorable Governor Albert Bryan Jr. directive to “provide workers with the assistance and encouragement they need to develop new skills and competencies over time, both to seek greater opportunity and to adapt to a rapidly changing employment reality and world economy.”

Project Catalogue

Labor Market Information for Workforce Investment Boards
Start Date: Jan 2014 — End Date: Jan 2014

Through the LMI Institute, CREC staff developed a customized labor market information (LMI) training course for workforce investment boards in Saint Croix and Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The training was designed to familiarize workforce board staff with LMI and basic analytical methods, with an emphasis on how the data can be used to help […]