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ERIC Number: ED518689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a System to Compare Degree Production with Labor Market Demand. Working Paper WP/05-03
California Postsecondary Education Commission
One of the major benefits of higher education is that it prepares students for careers. Education that qualifies students for better jobs reduces inequality by offering all Californians the opportunity to qualify for rewarding careers and helps businesses in the state by providing them with a skilled, productive workforce. An assessment of whether production of degrees and other qualifications matches the needs of the labor market can be made using occupational projections developed by state and federal labor agencies. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) regularly releases projections giving a breakdown of jobs openings over the next 10 years by occupation. In a recent fact sheet, the Commission compared these projections with degree production by California colleges and universities. The EDD projections show that 25% of California's job openings will requires a bachelor's degree or higher and that the State may not be producing enough university graduates to meet this demand. (Contains 1 table.)
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California