About COE

Labor Market Information

The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) are the number one source of regional labor market information (LMI) for the California Community Colleges. The San Diego-Imperial region collaborates closely with the San Diego-Imperial COE based at MiraCosta College. COE Director, Tina Ngo Bartel participates in the ROC and WDC, and reports to SDICCCA regularly. She also works in close collaboration with CE Deans and faculty in the region. A data and research workgroup provides the COE with support and insight on strategic priorities for the research agenda. The COE cooperates with the two workforce development boards, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Imperial Valley Workforce Development Board,  and the economic development councils in the region (e.g., San Diego Regional Economic Development Corportation).

As a result of the work of the Centers of Excellence, the region has more than 80 labor market briefs on occupations for the region. In addition, we have a report, “Opportunities for Career Education to Close the Middle-Skill Job Gap,” for each of the counties. We have produced and distributed Priority & Emerging Sector Posters for students. We also have a Career Education Guide for high school and college counselors.

 The San Diego-Imperial COE team consists of:

Tina Ngo Bartel, Director ([email protected])

John Edwards, Research Analyst ([email protected])