The Northeast Research Consortium is composed of members from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. In addition to the state partners, the Consortium includes the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and the Direct Employers Association/NASWA/National Labor Exchange (NLX) partnership (JobCentral). The Consortium used Burning Glass Technologies’ database of online job postings.
The Northeast Research Consortium was formed to support the high priority policy goal of “Going Green” within the eight Consortium States. There was an early recognition that there needs to be solid information on which to base both public and private investment decisions and the thousands of daily decisions that are made by employers, job seekers, students, counselors, or educators.
|Specifically, these customers need:
- a clear and consistent definition of “green industries” and “green occupations,”
- a clear statement of the new and emerging skills, knowledge, technology, tools, and work activities within “green occupations,”
- simple ways to compare these new “green” occupational requirements to existing sets so that a gap analysis can be created, and
- a clear sense of the real demand for “green” jobs in their local areas now and in the future to better guide job searches and training decisions.