Are you new to the workforce or economic development field? This course provides novice labor market information (LMI) analysts with an introduction to LMI and basic analytical methods that support state and regional workforce development strategies. Through discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain exposure to various workforce, demographic, and economic data sources and apply basic analytical skills to answer real-world questions that policy makers and practitioners encounter. Topics covered in this course include:
Understanding core LMI programs & other data sources
Conducting basic occupational analyses
Using Local Employment Dynamics
Exploring real-time LMI applications
Communicating effectively with customers
While there is no pre-requisite for this course, some experience with Excel formulas and functions is strongly recommended.
Target Audience: This course is designed for novice labor market information analysts. New researchers from workforce-related organizations, such as community colleges and workforce investment boards, may also find this course helpful.
Applied Analyst Training
More advanced analysts with two or more years of experience are encouraged to participate in this 2.5 day course which teaches economic development researchers and labor market information (LMI) analysts advanced skills in collecting, analyzing, and presenting regional economic and labor market data to answer questions about key industries, workforce supply and demand, education and training needs, and demographic trends in pre-defined regions. Working in groups, participants master skills in the following areas:
Building demographic & economic profiles
Measuring economic health & competitiveness
Conducting industry & occupational trend analyses
Combining labor market & education data to anticipate skill needs
Presenting and communicating data effectively
While there is no pre-requisite for this course, intermediate to advanced skills in Excel are highly recommended.
Target Audience: This course is designed for practitioners with two-to-five years of experience in economic and/or labor market analysis.