About Us

COE produces in-depth research that supports community college program development


We’re the leading source of regional workforce information and insight for California Community Colleges.


The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research are part of the Workforce and Economic Development Division. As grant-funded technical assistance providers, the nine Centers are located strategically across the state to study California’s regional economies. Our work supports the community colleges by providing customized data on high growth, emerging, and economically-critical industries and occupations.


The Centers produce reports and tools that provide a real-time picture of the labor market, where it is headed, and what programs and training are needed to meet future workforce demand. This research helps community colleges tailor their programs to support the state’s dynamic and competitive workforce. Our work can also be applied to educational policy, faculty professional development, and work-based learning opportunities for students.

Whether you are a community college or a workforce or economic development professional, our products and services can assist you.


Inform through real-time regional and local labor market research and data validated by industry partners


Connect business and industry with community colleges, and workforce and economic development professionals who are committed to developing an outstanding workforce


Advance the economic and workforce development mission of California’s community colleges in partnering with employers and preparing the workforce to succeed in the future

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