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

Increasing Public Labor Market Information Capacity to Provide Sub-State and Skills Projections Data

Lumina Foundation
Start Date: Dec 2021 — End Date: Mar 2023

CREC collaborated with the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) to increase the capacity of the public Labor Market Information (LMI) system to provide relevant substate and skills data for education and training providers. The project inventoried substate projections availability among states, reviewed and documented methods for developing substate projections, added new substate projections content and toolkits to the PMP and LMI Institute websites, documented methods for assessing automation exposure for occupations, and made recommendations for improving the design and production of employment projections. This more localized, forward-looking labor market information from state LMI agencies helped advance evidence-based decision making about education and training requirements by policymakers, educators, workforce system trainers, and private training providers.

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About the Client

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.