Our primary goal, and with this newly released data, is to raise awareness about: where jobs exist today, which occupations have the greatest growth potential (acknowledging this will be dynamic over time), and which credentials and skills are needed for those jobs. Students making decisions about higher education should be armed with this information to make more informed choices.
Educators, parents and counselors supporting students and jobseekers also need this data to guide better academic and financial decisions. In addition, employers need this information so that they can begin evaluating their job descriptions to better reflect their needs with respect to credentials as well as core professional skills.
Reaching these audiences will require a strategic and concerted communications effort by the business community as well as our education systems and government partners.