Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Workforce Information Council’s Skills Initiative

The Workforce Information Council
Start Date: Jan 2015 — End Date: Dec 2015

CREC staff provided research and technical assistance to the Workforce Information Council’s Skills Initiative.  This project will obtain a baseline assessment of the efforts engaged in by state LMI agencies in providing skills data to a variety of customer groups and the views of state LMI Directors about the current and future importance of providing skills data to a variety of customer group.  The goal is to also start a national dialogue about best practices in the provision of skills data, to include states that can offer best practices as well as national policymakers.  To accomplish these goals, LMI Institute staff conduct a survey of the states to get a baseline of current practices and views; convene a national meeting of subject matter experts and policy makers; and produce a summary document inclusive of survey data and discussions from the national convening.

Research & Planning

About the Client

The Workforce Information Council

The Workforce Information Council (WIC) is a nationwide federal-state cooperative, formed under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, charged with helping guide the development and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information system.

Project Updates

Labor Market Information Institute Releases Workforce Skills Initiative Report
October 26, 2015

The Labor Market Information Institute (LMI), a CREC managed network, is excited to release the Workforce Information Council Skills Initiative Summary Report. The report entails feedback from both the Skills Initiative Survey of labor-market information directors and the National Skills Convening on June 22, 2015. Also, the report highlights next steps for creating a more accurate set of skills […]