Preparing Workers for RI's High Demand Occupations

Report by DataSpark
September 2016

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training's Labor Market Information division (LMI) has identified consistent quarter-over-quarter labor shortages in RI for certain computer, engineering, health care, and business occupation. This data story focuses on that disparity by looking at the post-graduation employment characteristics of individuals who were formally prepared for these occupations through one of RI's public higher education institutions. These findings may help guide workforce training, including education and policy decisions designed to keep good jobs in the state, and may help employers recognize areas where in-state workers have the training and skills to fill key positions.