Centers of Excellence
As grant-funded technical assistance providers, the eight Centers of Excellence (COE) across the state,
located strategically to study the regional economies of California, support the community
colleges by providing customized data on high growth, emerging, and economically-critical
industries and occupations and their related workforce needs.
The Center of Excellence, South Central Coast delivers regional workforce research customized
for community college decision making and resource development. The mission of the center is
to research, analyze, and present information on regional economic and workforce needs,
customized for community college decision making and curriculum planning. The work of the
COE assists administrators with program decision-making, faculty with curriculum planning, and
students with career choices by linking in-demand jobs to community college offerings.
The Centers of Excellence produce various reports and tools designed to enable community
colleges to remain relevant and responsive in their offerings. Whether you are a community
college, workforce or economic development professional, our products and our services can
assist you in your mission to support California’s businesses.
Special Reports and Program Recommendations
Request Labor Market Information
Additional Regional Resources and Reports from COE
Report Spotlight (May 2020)
- Career Education Guide: Sector Jobs and Wages – Report provides job listings by sector, including minimum educational attainment and wage data. Occupations identified for each sector meet specific criteria around labor market demand and have median earnings that meet the living wage.