Resources and Guides
RESOURCES AND GUIDES
This resource presents comprehensive information on how to use the P2C labor market system, as well as critical LMI terms and definitions. It serves as an all-in-one reference that combines individual P2C guides in an single quick-reference document.
PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
Individual P2C guides related to the application of labor market information in education settings are combined in this document to offer an in-depth review of the practical implementation of LMI in policy and practice.
HOW TO USE THE SYSTEM
The Career Pathways System is divided into two main sections: 1) Explore Your Area and 2) Explore Career Clusters. Each section presents specific information related to local labor market exploration.
INTRODUCTION TO CAREER CLUSTERS
In our economy, there are hundreds of occupations and numerous ways of grouping them. The classification system most commonly used in schools and state agencies is the National Career Clusters Framework. This framework groups occupations into sixteen different clusters based on similarities in foundational knowledge and skills needed to achieve career success.
INTRODUCTION TO LMI
Labor market information (LMI) is a collection of data complied primarily by government agencies for the purpose of analyzing job trends, wages, employment status, and economic changes related to workforce development. This rich data source contains statistics on hundreds of occupations, including annual job openings, median wages, growth rates, level of education, and more.
STRATEGIES FOR IDENTIFYING HIGH-VALUE CAREERS
Identifying high-value careers can be challenging. A primary reason for this is the lack of consistency in labeling and defining high-value careers. These careers have been labeled as high-value, in-demand, hot, bright outlook, growing, and top careers, just to name a few.
INCORPORATING LMI INTO CAREER EXPLORATION, PLANNING, AND POLICY
When LMI is part of career exploration, planning, and policy, students benefit from a more comprehensive and complete career preparation experience that acknowledges jobs trends and helps students position themselves for high-value careers.
SLIDES - TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
These engaging slides introduce basic LMI terms and definitions. They can be downloaded and modified as needed.
TABLES - HIGH-VALUE CAREERS
Use this document to summarize local high-value careers. It can be downloaded, edited, and saved.