[Wsssc] FW: Workforce Supply and Demand dashboard

Jim Crabbe jcrabbe at sbctc.edu
Mon Jan 22 08:25:27 PST 2018

Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 8:22 AM
Subject: FW: Workforce Supply and Demand dashboard

Below is the new Workforce Supply and Demand Dashboard for your use in planning program mix.  It has also been sent to the Presidents.
Jim Crabbe

From: Nancy Dick
Dear Chancellors and Presidents,

SBCTC is pleased to make the following workforce supply and demand data dashboard available for the colleges' use. This information will be shared broadly with the system.


SBCTC contracted with the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)<http://www.nchems.org/> to create an interactive dashboard tool to help visualize data and patterns for skilled worker demand by region and statewide.

The dashboard provides access to a range of data, including:

  *   Examination of local employment supply and demand by occupational cluster and specific occupation
  *   Wages by degree type, career, region and service area
  *   Comparison of sub-baccalaureate and baccalaureate opportunities
  *   Specific foundational ("soft") , specialized (technical), and software skills by occupation

Ways colleges might use this data:

  *   Program review process
  *   Identify specific skills to embed in existing or developing programs
  *   Grant applications where skills gaps and high-wage employment data is useful
  *   Advise students towards promising career paths using supply/demand and wage data
  *   Inform program development, including of applied baccalaureate programs

About the data:

  *   NCHEMS uses labor market information from online job postings, made available through Burning Glass, and connects it to completion data made available through IPEDS.
  *   The current data set displayed relies on information from 2013-2015 completions and job postings from 2014-2016.
  *   Extensive FAQ about the NCHEMS data<https://cube.nchems.org/views/SBCTCSupplyandDemandVisualization/SBCTCSupplyandOutcomesVisualization?:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y> and how it is used is included with the dashboards.
The link can also be accessed through the Workforce Education<https://www.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/programs-services/workforce-education/> page. For assistance in dashboard features or an alternative version of the dashboard, please contact Katherine Mahoney<mailto:kmahoney at sbctc.edu>.

Nancy Dick | Director, Workforce Education
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
1300 Quince St SE, Olympia, WA 98504
p: 360-704-4333
ndick at sbctc.edu<mailto:ndick at sbctc.edu>

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