Using LMI for Information, Advice & Guidance:
Effectively using LMI can help to provide robust and timely Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), helping individuals to realise their occupational aspirations and progress their careers in-line with real labour-market demands. Advisors can support their IAG practice by:
- Identifing which skills are needed to support growth in your region
- Understanding which jobs are in demand, where they are, and which sectors are shrinking or growing
- Informing young people about the range of opportunities open to them, including apprenticeships, enabling informed decisions about work and study choices.
Using LMI for Strategic Curriculum Planning:
Increasingly, FECs and Universities are using LMI to help inform curriculum, aligning course offers to meet the exact skills demand of local employers and industry to help ensure the pipeline of skills from education to employment. It can also help with:
- Employer Engagement; forging new work experience/placement opportunities, understanding who’s hiring and growth opportunities
- Marketing and Student Recruitment; offering courses and qualifications matched to local employement opportunities
- Business Planning & Bid Developments; building an evidence base of local skills demand and supply and identifying gaps and areas of growth opportunity
- Successful graduate/career outcomes where students are well equipped to succeed in the local job market
You can also access Careers Explorer, a free, student-friendly LMI portal designed to help young people explore and understand pathways, jobs and occupations as well as search live vacancies.