THE LABOR MARKET SPREADSHEET IS NOW AVAILABLE. SO, PROGRAM PLANNING JUST GOT EASIER.
The long awaited labor market analysis spreadsheet and companion instructional guide have been updated and are now available on the Web. Many folks saw this demonstrated at the October Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officers conference last November.
The guide and spreadsheet were developed by the Department of Employment & Economic Development’s Labor Market Information office, in cooperation with MNSCU’s System Office, Academic Programs Unit. Beginning in mid-July, the spreadsheet can be attached to new program applications using the Program Navigator program approval system.
The purpose of the labor market analysis spreadsheet is to consolidate and present several data sources in support of academic program planning and approval decisions. Projected labor demand is considered when new workforce related academic programs are proposed. Working through the worksheet will produce an occupationally- and regionally-specific labor market analysis.
The Excel spreadsheet is updated twice a year and can be down load from a link on: http://www.programreview.project.mnscu.edu/ (Click on Labor Market Information.)
NOTE: This labor market spreadsheet has been constructed using a national crosswalk that relates programs (CIP codes) to occupations (SOC codes). Eventually, this crosswalk will be refined for Minnesota’s program planning purposes.