Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

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.

Train Your Leaders
C2ER provided training and technical assistance to Workforce Investment Boards and other key partners throughout the state regarding the use of real time labor market information.The training and technical assistance was a mix of limited in-person trainings and online sessions to include both formal webinar-based training and informal “office hours” sessions.

C2ER also provided training on the EMSI data tool as well as supplemental data sources to allow ACA research staff to effectively create customizaed reports on their own.This in-person training was conducted at ACA in Phoenix and was very interactive in nature, ensuring that ACA research staff come away with tools and techniques to address the unique requests inherent with their positions. In addition, C2ER provided a webinar to relevant partners about the capabilities of the EMSI tool to provide them with a basic understanding of the tool.

Technical AssistanceTrain Your Leaders

About the Client

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is an aggressive new organization that has a laser focus on recruitment of quality companies and jobs for Arizona as well as the expansion of companies already here. The ACA, formerly the Arizona Department of Commerce, has been re-created as a streamlined, business-savvy organization focused on producing results that benefit businesses and the Arizona economy.