Relevant ICT LMI available now by Region and College from WestEd Study
Insider tip! Business Information Worker skills (now remote professional skills) is a huge opportunity. Computer Science, IT, Cybersecurity and Cloud remain strong and growing.
ICT skills are resilient and will be in increasing demand. Information Communication Technologies is a horizontal sector of skills and knowledge that is present in every industry and service of the economy. ICT skill sets are even more relevant as the surviving COVID-19 economy responds with an increasing share of remote workers and cloud-enabled solutions. Forecasters also expect the eventual rebounding economy to embrace this increased use of technological network solutions as a result of this experience.
A body of ICT LMI analysis was recently completed for the CCC system by WestEd specific to regions, top codes, student enrollments and designed to enable CCCs to target programs that will maximize student success through program retention and employment. This multi-year study completed by Karen Beltramo was shared in detail as an ICT Educator Webinar, Achieving CCC Metrics Through Market Intelligence this spring.
Gap and Opportunity analysis for each region is available on the ICT website and Regional Directors of Employer Engagement (RD-EE) have been briefed on the contents and key findings. Please enjoy the recorded webinar, review your college-specific course listings that relate to the opportunities identified, and ask for guidance from your RD-EE or Steve Wright, Statewide Director, ICT.
Existing ICT labor market analysis of demand and six years of courses in the California Community College system on the pre COVID-19 economy is an excellent resource and clear indicator of employment opportunity skills in general, and should continue to be relevant for development of skill-based training programs for student success and achievement of metrics.