Using Labor Market Information Within a Program of Study Context

Using Labor Market Information Within a Program of Study Context

Mar 2012

Presenters:

James R. Stone III - Director, NRCCTE
Kim Green - Executive Director, NASDCTEc
Bruce Steuernagel - Labor Market Consultant
Pradeep Kotamraju - Deputy Director, NRCCTE

On March 6, 2012, at ACTE’s National Policy Seminar, the NRCCTE held a special session and simultaneous webinar featuring a discussion of Career Clusters: Forecasting High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018, a report co-authored by the NRCCTE, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), and the NRCCTE’s partner, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc). The report took employment projections information and reorganized it using the 16 career clusters.

During this session, some of the co-authors of the report discussed how this was done, which career clusters are in the highest demand, and how states and districts can use labor market information to develop locally relevant programs of study.