Data Driven Workforce Development: How Labor Market Information Can Guide Investment and Strategy

Workforce development in Georgia is rapidly changing. This course will prepare your organization to use data to make informed decisions.

The volume and complexity of labor market data can be overwhelming for workforce development professionals.

This one and a half-day workshop will prepare workforce development professionals to utilize labor market data to support decisions.


This workshop will equip participants with the tools, resources and knowledge to lead data-driven decision efforts for their organization.


The session will provide an overview of labor market data, provide a hands-on demonstration of accessing, downloading, and analyzing labor market data, and how to turn information into action. The interactive session will prepare workforce development professionals to use data in all aspects of their work.

Topics include:

  • introduction to labor market information

  • common data sources

  • hands-on demonstration of how to access and interpret labor market information

  • utilizing Microsoft Excel to manage, analyze and visualize data

  • principles of effective data visualization

  • using data to drive strategic decisions

  • leveraging data to support career pathways, business services, sector partnerships and career services


The session will prepare workforce development professionals to answer questions such as:

  • What kind of jobs in my region require less than a bachelor’s degree?

  • What jobs are projected to grow or shrink over the next decade?

  • What are the hardest jobs to fill?

  • What is the labor shed for my region?

  • Where do the workers in the region live?

  • How have wages and employment changed in major industries?




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