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Informing M arket-responsive E ducation & E mployment T raining S ystem. MEETS Customized Labor Market Information Products for Local Workforce Development Decision-makers. WHAT IS MEETS ?. Customized labor market information products for local workforce development decision-making

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Informing m arket responsive e ducation e mployment t raining s ystem

Informing Market-responsive Education & Employment Training System

MEETS

Customized Labor Market Information Products for Local Workforce Development Decision-makers


What is meets

WHAT IS MEETS?

  • Customizedlabor market information products for local workforce development decision-making

  • Linked profiles of job creation and worker flow dynamics from the Census Bureau Local Employment Dynamics (LED) program

  • A partnershipof ETA, the Census Bureau, state LMI offices and local workforce areas

  • Demand-drivenand responsive to business, education and employment training provider needs

  • Mission:

    • Support BRG’s charge to meet the workforce development needs of business

    • ‘Demand driven’, through use of market-based data- LED

    • Support the HGJTI by highlighting targeted industries


Project goals

Project Goals

  • Develop enhanced labor market information products that will support local workforce decision-makers

    • WIBs and Career Centers

    • Community colleges

    • Economic development entities

    • Businesses

  • Promote LED use

    • Highlighting age and gender breakdown capacity

    • Emphasize historical trends

    • “Story-telling” approach

  • Promote and support state LMI shops

    • They get time and resources- an LED “jump start”

    • We get critical input and guidance


Meets local partners

MEETS Local Partners

  • NOVA Job Training Consortium (CA)

  • San Diego Workforce Partnership (CA)

  • Arapahoe-Douglas WORKS! Workforce Center (CO)

  • Pikes Peak Workforce Center (CO)

  • CLM (Citrus-Levy-Marion) Workforce Connection (FL)

  • Pasco-Hernando Jobs & Education Partnership Regional Board, Inc. (FL)

  • Boone-Winnebago Workforce Investment Board (IL)

  • Chicago Workforce Board (IL)

  • Baltimore County Office of Employment & Training (MD)

  • Montgomery County Division of Workforce Investment Services (MD)


Led data overview

LED Data Overview

  • Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Program is a partnership of the U.S. Census Bureau and participating states

  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWIs) are produced by Census using UI Wage Record data and QCEW (formerly ES-202) data received from states

  • QWI data is sent back to states for their use; some data appear on the LED website

  • LED/QWI data:

    • Are local (county, workforce area, metropolitan area)

    • Are industry based

    • Have demographic detail for gender and age groups


Preview of meets brief series

Preview of MEETS Brief Series

  • Highlights of industry composition

  • Comparison of hiring activity and net job growth/loss

  • Breakdown of hiring by demographics (age & gender)

  • Sample of occupational prevalence and earnings


City of chicago youth 14 21 hires 2nd and 3rd quarters 2003

City of ChicagoYouth (14-21) Hires, 2nd and 3rd quarters, 2003


Current activity

Current Activity

  • Recently completed meetings with staff of all five state LMI offices and ten local partners

  • Moving from general product sample review to refinement of data to meet local needs

  • Currently working on specific data requests for all local partners, in conjunction with state LMI offices

  • Evaluating how MEETS has been able to provide customized responses to a variety of data requests from a diverse group of workforce areas


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