Understanding the importance of data in workforce decision making is the first step to creating a sector-strategy that is both successful and sustainable, meeting the needs of all customers and laying the groundwork for a thriving economy. The resources described below have been identified as useful to an overall understanding of data within a sector strategy.
Links to these materials can be found on the left-hand side of the screen under “Related Content”.
- The Promise of Career Pathways System Change: Using data to identify high-demand industry sectors and occupations; using real-time LMI tools
- Real-Time LMI Resource Guide: This guide offers an overview of the importance and uses of Real-Time Labor Market Information (RT LMI), and has an especially useful section on “Incorporating Real-Time LMI into Sector Strategies”
Making Workforce Data Work: How improved education and workforce data systems could help the U.S. compete in the 21st century economy: Outlines the importance of data in making decisions in education/workforce development, and provides specific recommendations for achieving the potential of workforce data systems.