Labor market research analyses and divisional reports.

The data and findings in these labor market research reports are used to better inform activities related to regional grant partnerships, program development and evaluation.


Examination of Government Sourced Labor Data and Online Job Posting Analytics to Inform Workforce Investment

Research Brief: November 2020
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The Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) data project is intended to inform a regional workforce investment that will create a more functional career pathway system for the healthcare sector across the 13-Counties of the FLPPS service area.

Workforce Skills and Demand Analysis: Finger Lakes Region

First Quarter 2020
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The Economic and Workforce Development Center has developed this briefing document which is intended to provide a quarterly presentation of key workforce development indicators within the 9-county Finger Lakes region. The presentation of labor market data includes information on the local workforce demand based on analyzing both traditional labor market data as well as on-line job postings through the lens of career pathways and career clusters. The analytical framework used to present data in this brief is intended to evolve over time and has been designed to inform both career technical educators and training programs linked to job opportunities in the regional economy.

The Future of the Technician Workforce Study_ Executive Summary 2019-20

Workforce Development Report for the Finger Lakes Economy
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This study is based on the growing discussion within national and state workforce development about how smart, automation and transformative technologies are impacting industry, the technical workplace and ultimately the technician workforce in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. From the perspective of the community college educator, the fourth industrial revolution poses the need for greater insight as to how these transformative industrial technologies will be addressed within existing and new technician focused curricula and training that are primarily offered through the community college system. MCC recognizes the need for a workforce development model to adequately prepare the future Industry 4.0 (i4.0) technicians.

The Future of the Technician Workforce Study 2019-20

Workforce Development Report for the Finger Lakes Economy
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This study is based on the growing discussion within national and state workforce development about how smart, automation and transformative technologies are impacting industry, the technical workplace and ultimately the technician workforce in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. From the perspective of the community college educator, the fourth industrial revolution poses the need for greater insight as to how these transformative industrial technologies will be addressed within existing and new technician focused curricula and training that are primarily offered through the community college system. MCC recognizes the need for a workforce development model to adequately prepare the future Industry 4.0 (i4.0) technicians.

Impact Report 2017-19

DEVELOPING WORKERS. SERVING INDUSTRY. SUPPORTING THE REGION.
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The pace of change has quickened within business and industry and this requires new ways of thinking about how workforce development is conducted. In alignment with these changes, MCC is investing in new models for workforce and career education. Some of our significant achievements have involved securing major investments for several innovative activities, projects and partnerships focused on strengthening the pipeline of future workers and supporting the upskilling of the incumbent workforce in the Finger Lakes region.

LadderzUP: a Monroe County program powered by MCC

A Strategic Partnership for Regional Workforce Development.
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LadderzUP, a public-public (PuP) partnership between Monroe Community College and Monroe County, New York’s Imagine Monroe, leverages flexible funding from the county to create and implement industry-focused job training and workforce education leading to certifications and other professional credentials. The funding provides an economic incentive for businesses who are in need of trained middle skilled workers,
and supports students who might not otherwise be
able to afford such training.

MCC Program Based Economic Impact Analysis

February 2018
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This report assesses the impact of 22 of Monroe Community College’s (MCC) academic programs and one MCC non-credit certificate program on the county economy and the benefits generated by each program for its students. These programs were selected by MCC based on employer’s expressed demand for trained workers in these fields.

Workforce Catalyst, Fall 2017

MCC's Economic and Workforce Development Newsletter
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The latest news and updates regarding the MCC Economic and Workforce Development division.

Impact Report 2015-17

Developing workers. Serving Industry. Supporting the region.
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As we move into the sixth year of the economic development and innovative workforce services division, our objectives have not changed – to better understand our regional economy; continue building a strong regional workforce capability at MCC; and to seek and develop new and meaningful collaborations with community and industry partners to move our workforce forward.

Workforce Catalyst, Spring 2017

MCC's Economic and Workforce Development Newsletter
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The latest news and updates regarding the MCC Economic and Workforce Development division.

Measuring Middle-Skills Gaps within the Western New York Regional Economy

September 2016
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This project was developed in partnership with WNY STEM and funded by the SUNY TEAM (Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing) Project. This project attempts to quantify and estimate the likely middle-skills gap across the advanced manufacturing workforce cluster within the Western New York economy so that regional training and education providers might better address the gaps and serve the industry.

Measuring Middle-Skills Gaps: Advanced Manufacturing in Central New York

April 2016
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This project was developed in partnership with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) and funded by the SUNY TEAM (Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing) Project. This project attempts to quantify and estimate the likely middle-skills gap across the advanced manufacturing workforce cluster within the Central New York economy so that regional training and education providers might better address the gaps and serve the industry.

Measuring Middle-Skills Occupational Gaps within the Finger Lakes Regional Economy

January 2015
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The increased awareness, both locally and nationally, of a growing skills gap within the industries requiring less than a bachelor’s degree encouraged us to embark on this ambitious data project. The goal was to quantify the likely middle-skills gaps across five key workforce clusters in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Annual Impact Report

September 2013–January 2015
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MCC has invested significant time and effort to better understand the economic and workforce needs of our regional economy. We’ve taken that a step further by using what we’ve learned to develop programs, including a new and innovative education model, to move our workforce forward.

Producing the 21st-Century Worker

A Proposal to Create the Finger Lakes Regional Workforce Development Center, 2015
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This report aims to identify what will produce skill-specific workers aligned with the major technology sectors of the Finger Lakes region: energy, biomaterials, functional films and photonics. With this knowledge, we can modify the skills taught to match those most in demand.

MCC Program Based Economic Impact Analysis

January 2015
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This report describes the economic impact attributable to twelve different educational programs offered by Monroe Community College. “Economic impact” describes the full range of economic effects that can be directly attributed to each of the academic programs in terms of the increased wages for graduates, the increased productivity for employers, and the increased earnings for other workers who either get jobs or are enabled to be more productive due to the contributions of MCC graduates.

Rochester Area Skill Needs Assessment and Business Climate Survey

May 2014
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This report is aimed at generating better area labor market information. The data collected will inform training programs, grant strategies, address local worker pipeline deficits, and help put displaced workers back to work. The first administration of the survey was in March of 2013, Monroe Community College surveyed businesses on the topics of business climate, skill needs, and training (initial findings were released in a September of 2013 report).

Rochester Area Skill Needs Assessment and Business Climate Survey

September 2013
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This is the first initiative of MCC’s Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services division aimed at generating area labor market information. The data collected will inform training programs, and help put displaced workers back to work. The survey questions focus on workforce skills needs and the local business climate. The survey was conducted under the leadership of MCC’s division of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services, and in partnership with the Center for Governmental Research and the Rochester Business Journal.