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

Inventory of Public and Private Sources of Education and Workforce Data

Lumina Foundation
Start Date: Mar 2023 — End Date: May 2023

CREC created an inventory of public and private sources of education and workforce data to increase the capacity of the public Workforce and Labor Market Information System (WLMIS) to provide relevant data for education and training providers. The inventory considered a wide array of data sources that measure important WLMIS concepts, including: Households and People (e.g., American Community Survey), Jobs at Work (e.g., Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages), Students (e.g., National Student Clearinghouse Research Center), Postsecondary Education and Training Institutions (e.g., Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), Occupational Profiles (e.g., Occupational Requirements Survey), and Regional Wage and Price Indices (e.g. Employment Cost Index). The final product was an easy-to-read matrix of 40 key data sources with features of each source and weblinks.

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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.