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

What We Do

Project Catalogue

National Skills Coalition Initiative
National Skills Coalition
Start Date: Jul 2021 — End Date: Sep 2022

CREC supported the National Skills Coalition initiative to expand upskilling for essential workers and ensure small businesses had the talent they needed to succeed. NSC aimed to close racial and other equity gaps and address the demand for digital skills. CREC designed and developed state data profiles that support qualitative inquiry, peer learning, and policy […]

Labor Market Assessment for the Carolina Cyber Network
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Start Date: Sep 2021 — End Date: Aug 2022

CREC is providing talent demand information and insights to the Carolina Cyber Network (CCN), a coalition of colleges and universities led by Fayetteville Technical Community College and the Montreat College. CCN will use the data to expand and improve the cybersecurity talent pipeline through engagement and alignment with industry demand. The project seeks to supplement […]

Counting Credentials in Alabama
Credential Engine
Start Date: Jan 2022 — End Date: Aug 2022

Working collaboration with Credential Engine, CREC conducted research designed to help the Alabama Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation (GOEWT) in developing an approach to measuring how well the state is doing in measuring its postsecondary educational attainment goal. Through collaborative research with GOEWT and Credential Engine, CREC connected with Alabama subject matter experts, […]

Workforce Assessment Study for the U.S. Virgin Islands
J&M Global Solutions
Start Date: Feb 2022 — End Date: Jul 2022

CREC supported J&M Global Solutions (J&M) and EntreWorks Consulting in performing a workforce assessment study for the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). The study was designed to offer a “deep dive” into the USVI’s workforce and the training and education systems that support it. For this project, CREC provided data and analytical support relevant to all […]

California Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research Training and Engagement Curriculum
Los Rios (CA) Community College District
Start Date: Dec 2021 — End Date: May 2022

CREC partnered with the California Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (CoE), the labor market information arm of the nation’s largest community college system, to redesign their statewide LMI training curriculum. The course resources developed provide instructors with a comprehensive, modular training library for equipping college leadership, faculty, and student-advisory staff with LMI regional […]