"The LMI Central Community of Practice’s goal is to advance the application and integration of data, analysis, and research to decision making in national and regional workforce and economic development and economic recovery by establishing and supporting an active national community of practice that will:
- Identify demonstrated practices and partnerships that have made effective use of data analysis and research in shaping critical regional workforce and economic development decisions and strategies.
- Share practices, methods, and techniques that help to facilitate and improve the application and integration of data, analysis and research among data producers and data consumers.
- Encourage and promote capacity building and skill development on the part of data producers and consumers to make better use of established data sources and new tools and technology that support analysis and research." (Abstractor: Author)
Major Findings & Recommendations
"The Labor Market Information (LMI) Central Community of Practice is [a] leading source for new and innovative workforce information sources, and for advice on using LMI to improve your employment programs and policies. Community members include workforce information experts, producers and users. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) operates the site, but data producers and users are free to submit new resources to the community, join a forum conversation, or provide feedback about the site itself." This site contains "workforce information and training materials which are available nowhere else on the Internet. Resources include technical assistance, coursework and how-to training (including Webinars and short podcasts), data tools, exemplary models of LMI products, and a list of important LMI organizations." (Abstractor: Author)