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Using Real-Time Labor Market Information to Achieve Better Labor Market Outcomes

Posted: July 13, 2016
Authors: John Dorrer
Organizations: Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce

Understanding complex labor markets including the demand for skills is key to guiding our investments in education and training. This is especially true for community colleges responsible for preparing a significant portion of the nation’s workers. These institutions are being increasingly challenged to better align their programs of study with entire economies undergoing restructuring and with most workplaces escalating their skill requirements. Policy questions surrounding higher education funding formulas, measures of performance and institutional rating systems are all seeking more focus on labor market outcomes.

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Using Real-Time Labor Market Information to Achieve Better Labor Market Outcomes