Add/Edit a Labor Market Information Worksheet

This screen creates or edits an LMI Worksheet for the selected NOA.  It provides required documentation relevant to the State Board of Education approval standard for “Need.”  LMI information must accompany a college’s Notice of Application for a proposed Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate of completion program. It may be necessary to update or correct some information and you may be asked for additional information. If so, a revised LMI Worksheet will be required when submitting the New Program Application (NPA).

Information is available to complete much of this form at the Employment Department’s Web site www.QualityInfo.org in the Occupational Information Center and the Educational Information Center. If necessary, the college may contact the Employment Department’s Occupational Economist at (503) 947-1233 with questions about this information. Not all information needed to establish and document need is necessarily found through Oregon Employment Department resources.  It is the college’s responsibility to utilize any sources of information available to adequately provide evidence of need.

Note: When the NOA is opened verify the correct NOA was selected. The Program Name and CIP are automatically displayed.

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Save & Close
Use this button to save and close the completed LMI Worksheet. 
Save
Use this button to save and not close the LMI Worksheet.
Cancel
Use this button to cancel the new or changed LMI Worksheet and return to the NIO grid. No changes will be saved.
What are the common job titles for the occupations that use the skills your program will teach?
This helps assign the correct Employment Department occupational title to the occupations individuals will be trained for in the CIP program. Because some CIPs can train for more than one occupation, and labor market information should be analyzed at the occupation level, defining the occupations the program will train for is necessary to access the correct labor market information.
What occupational title(s) most closely describes the above occupations?
Explanation:
  • The Employment Department compiles labor market information on over 730 occupational titles. 
  • The title(s) identified here should be the title(s) representing the occupations that program completers qualify for.
  • There are, in reality, thousands of occupational titles.  Some community college programs will train specifically for one of the 720 occupations the Employment Department compiles labor market information for.  Others do not fit neatly into these categories.  Finding labor market information for the occupations that do not fit neatly into one of the 730 occupations will take extra effort.
  • Visit http://www.QualityInfo.org for help on Occupational titles.
Current Occupational Titles are displayed as follows:
  1. Click editto edit a current Occupational Title (see the below screen shot.)
  2. Click deleteto delete an Occupational Title.
  3. Click addrecord2to add an Occupation and the following screen appears:
  4. Select the desired Occupational Title from the dropdown list.
  5. Select the correct Region.
  6. The  needed information will be auto populated.
  7. Click Save to add the Occupation or Cancel to exit the screen without saving.
  8. Use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the section to navigate to other pages and select the number of records displayed per page from the dropdown menu.

What are the national percentages currently in this occupation? and Is this occupation nontraditional by gender?
Specific strategies exist for recruitment and retention of students in programs leading to occupations that are nontraditional by gender.  There are also professional organizations and groups addressing this issue of disproportional representation in the workforce.  Identification of this issue, in initial program development stages, can lead to inclusion of these successful strategies as the program is developed.
Is a license required by the state of Oregon to perform this occupation
For occupations that are significantly self-employed or for occupations that do not match the one of the Employment Departments occupational titles, the number of occupational licenses is another indicator of the number of people available for this occupation. 
 

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Number of individuals who completed the indicated CIP program in Oregon:
This is one indication of the supply of individuals entering the workforce who are trained in this occupation.  If the number of people completing the training program far exceeds the number of people needed to fill job openings, there is potentially a worker surplus.  If the number of completers is much less than the number of job openings, there is potentially a need for more trained individuals.
What are the potential career ladder, or “lattice,” steps or the career pathway for programs completers?
The potential for advancement may or may not exist for different occupations.  Some occupations have obvious career ladders or career pathways, and others do not.  With today’s ever-changing economy, having skills that will transfer to another occupation is very helpful to ensure continued employment.  One way to identify if transferable skills will help program completers find jobs in other occupations if they so desire is by looking at other related occupations that would be a natural progression, either as a ladder-step or lattice-move, or as part of an identified pathway. Programs with potential for advancement may be more appealing to some individuals than those which do not have advancement potential. Some career ladders and pathways may be difficult to identify, or they may be more like a career “lattice” than a ladder.  Identifying any career opportunities to show potential advancement and where transferable skills could be applied helps show the complete potential for program completers.
What are the minimum educational requirements for these jobs?
This question indicates the minimum level of education generally required by employers hiring people in this occupation.  If this level is different than that offered by the community college, there may be a mismatch between the training program and the education employers look for when hiring. Employers may generally seek individuals with more than a community college education, in which case the training program may be a step to the four-year college level training, or on the other hand, they may hire workers with less than a community college education.  In this case, it would be necessary to look into why they are hiring at a lower level, if formal training is necessary to get a job, or if the community college training would make them more competitive in the labor market. Of course, not all jobs wi1px an Employment Department -defined occupational category necessarily have the same minimum educational requirement.  One employer, for instance, may ask that an individual have a degree to work as an animal caregiver, another may only ask for experience working with animals.  So this minimum educational requirement is a guide.  If there is a question about how this requirement compares to the proposed training, further investigation into the requirements of potential employers of graduates may be merited.
Is training available for related career ladder/pathway occupation(s) and at what types of institutions?
For help answering this question see:
Please describe any other labor market information that may be relevant to this program .
For example it is a heavily self-employed occupation, it is a high turn-over occupation, there is currently a severe shortage of workers in the occupation, the college is partnering with a private employer who had indicated there is a shortage, etc. This is a chance to add any other information.  For example, maybe the employment data does not show a significant demand for an occupation, but after the most recent employment figures available from the Employment Department were calculated, a new firm made plans to move into the area near the community college and will be hiring workers.  This is considered labor market information because it is an increase in the demand for workers, but it is not reflected in the employment data.