As part of the release of an in-depth sector profiles project, the North (Sacramento) Center of Excellence (COE) conducted an online webinar this fall for regional stakeholders that outlined the metrics used for the project’s labor market analysis and how to interpret them.
The webinar is available online and includes a PowerPoint presentation helmed by Ebony Benzing, North COE interim director. The project was conducted in collaboration with the Far North COE, which also released profiles specific to that subregion’s local economy.
The profiles cover 10 of the 11 priority sectors for the North (Sacramento) subregion that were identified and detailed in the North Far North Regional Consortium’s strategic plan.
The profiles highlight middle-skill occupations, those requiring more than a high school education but less than a bachelor’s degree, that are aligned with community college education.
For each sector, the research team conducted a deep dive into the labor market and examined the availability of programs offered by community colleges that train for the highlighted middle-skill occupations.
Key metrics in the profiles include:
- Current and projected workforce demand
- Hourly wages
- Job postings (including in-demand skills)
- Training opportunities at regional community colleges
The 10 sectors analyzed for the North (Sacramento) subregion are:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Advanced Transportation & Logistics
- Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Education & Human Development
- Energy, Construction & Utilities
- Information & Communications Technologies/Digital Media
- Public Safety
- Retail, Hospitality & Tourism