2015 EDR Environmental Scans

Overview


During the first six months of 2015, the Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Department of Employment Security held regional workforce events to engage employers, educators, workforce partners, community organizations, municipalities, and other groups interested in providing feedback to shape a new State of Illinois workforce development plan.  The basis for the plan is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  The result of the plan will be a multi-agency statewide effort designed to identify challenges, opportunities, and solutions to continue to grow our economy and workforce.  To prepare for the events, analysis of each of our state’s ten Economic Development Regions was completed to summarize:

  • Regional population statistics
  • Local Workforce Area and Community College District Boundaries and Locations
  • Demographics such as percentage of veterans, household income, educational attainment, and poverty level
  • Employment projections by industry
  • Community college graduates by Career Cluster

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