Train Your Leaders
The Center for Regional Economic Competitievness provides trainings for principles of data use in that support:
|Economic and workforce development |||Economic analysis |||Labor market assessments |||Economic policy implementation|
Example: Meeting Real-World Needs Via Training
For the Economic Developers’ Conference of Ontario, for instance, CREC staff, working through C2ER, developed a customized two-tiered curriculum to assist policy-makers of various levels of expertise effectively approach regional collaboration and data-driven economic development planning. The curricula were informed and enhanced by the production of ten original case examples, which portrayed recent planning success and failures from across North America.
Additionally, through C2ER and the LMI Institute, CREC can provide clients with access to the Annual C2ER/ LMI Research Forums: five day conferences made up of dozens of panels, trainings, and lectures discussing the most pressing issues in economic development. Our 2011 training was held in San Francisco, California, and brought together hundreds of policy-makers and researchers from around the globe. Information on our past and future conferences can be found at: www.c2er.org/conference/.
Our staff provides expertise and technical assistance by:
- Evaluating course strengths and weaknesses
- Piloting new material
- Developing new content, or migrating material to a web-delivery or more interactive format
|The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) | Labor Market Institute (LMI) | Association of Public Data Users (APDU)|
For more information about CREC’s scheduled trainings, customized training, curriculum, and case study development, please contact Program Manager, Ron Kelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhancing User Access to Available Labor Market Information
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Start Date: Apr 2014 — End Date: May 2015
This research sought to catalogue the current state of practice in intra-state data sharing (data sharing among stakeholders within a state). It was also designed to recognize and catalyze efforts that try to balance the data confidentiality needs of individuals and employer taxpayers with the important role employment and wage data could play in strengthening policymakers’ statistical and program evaluation activities.
Research Training and Support for Arizona’s Workforce System
Arizona Commerce Authority
Start Date: May 2013 — End Date: Jun 2014
Working with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Workforce Division, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) assisted in the acquisition of a real time job openings database, delivered training and technical assistants to participating Workforce Investment Boards and other partners on labor market information and analysis, provided periodic industry and occupation customer reports, and provided staff training to ACA research staff.
2014 LMI Director’s Town Hall Meeting
Labor Market Information Institute
Start Date: May 2014 — End Date: May 2014
The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute supported the LMI Directors’ Town Hall Meeting by developing the agenda and curriculum, delivering and facilitating the meeting, providing a meeting evaluation form, administering a follow-up survey, and producing a summary report.
Diversifying Appalachia: Metrics, Tools, Strategies, and Guides
Appalachian Regional Commission
Start Date: Oct 2012 — End Date: Oct 2013
CREC, working in collaboration with the University of Illinois’ Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, developed a set of diversity measures to better understand the relationship between economic diversity and economic growth and development.
Workforce Information Council Customer Consultation Study Group Phase II
The Workforce Information Council
Start Date: Apr 2013 — End Date: Sep 2013
Building upon work previously conducted to complete the report LMI Customers and Their Needs: Customer-Oriented LMI Product Innovation, CREC, on behalf of the LMI Institute, will continue its work with the Customer Consultation Study Group of the Workforce Information Council.