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UC San Diego Skillscape Workforce Dashboard


To better understand and support the 3.5 million Californians who have started, but not completed an undergraduate degree, the California State Legislature awarded a one-time general fund of $15 million to University of California Extension Centers to develop additional course-taking opportunities to assist students in completing a degree or professional certificate. As part of this fund, the Center for Research and Evaluation at UC San Diego Extension was awarded $200,000 to conduct state-wide market research on workforce demand and the needs of Californians who have started, but not yet finished degree programs. The Center for Research and Evaluation’s plan involves two components: 1) A statewide workforce demand dashboard, and 2) A statewide survey of Californians educational needs related to degree completion (survey results expected fall/winter 2021).

The Skillscape Workforce Dashboard, developed in partnership with Emsi Economic Modeling, is available for download and use through this website. It can be used to better understand workforce supply, demand, and gaps in your region, and inform the development of new programming. Please download and review the User Guide and Technical Guide before navigating the dashboard. If you do not have Tableau software on your computer, you will need to download the free Reader version here: https://www.tableau.com/products/reader.


Questions about dashboard functionality can be directed to: cre@ucsd.edu