Program Demand Gap Analysis: Economic Overview Executive Summary

The RMLA Region 2 has three public, two-year postsecondary educational institutions. These include Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC), and River Parishes Community College (RPCC). To further their goal of providing the region with well-trained and well-educated residents, the colleges continually pursue improvement in various forms. An up-to-date understanding of the regional economy and the demand for skilled labor is vital to the planning efforts of the colleges as they seek to adapt their program offerings to the requirements of an ever-changing workforce. The colleges partnered with Emsi, a leading provider of labor market data, to complete a program demand gap analysis, which assesses regional job openings against educational program completions.