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TEPS The Training and Education Planning System (TEPS3.0) is a tool designed to aid the analysis and discussion of the demand and potential supply of newly trained talent in Connecticut’s workforce. It is intended to help identify where there may be skill shortages or surpluses in the labor market, and thereby guide investments in education and training programs by program planners and administrators, as well as by individuals considering career options. 

The information in TEPS3.0 can be accessed from several starting points: occupations, programs, or keyword searches. Whichever option you choose to start from, you will end up with the related supply-demand report. The information in TEPS3.0 is organized by Occupation-to-Training classification crosswalks. The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) - Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) crosswalk is an important tool in relating data about programs to data about occupations and the labor market. This type of analysis can help inform decisions about training programs, such as whether to expand, contract, start up, or end specific programs. Keep in mind that the crosswalk has a many to many relationship in both directions.

The TEPS3.0 is intended primarily for educational administrators and workforce development training providers, who are considering whether or not to develop a new program, expand or contract an existing one, or drop an existing program entirely, by showing where there may be a need for trained workers. It can also be used by employment counselors and career counselors in schools for identifying and recommending enrollment in programs that may offer greater opportunities for employment. A better understanding of workforce supply and demand can also be helpful to employers and human resource managers as they assess the education levels of their potential applicant pools. State planners and policy makers can use this data to better integrate workforce development and economic development initiatives by identifying the types of training available and coordinating this training with future economic development goals.

Analysis of supply and demand information is as much of an art as it is a science. Many factors must be considered beyond the numbers of graduates and annual job openings that the TEPS3.0 makes available. The TEPS3.0 includes data from many sources, including the Department of Labor, Office of Higher Education, and State Department of Education. While these may be the best data available, the TEPS3.0 only displays data for a particular period of time and cannot account for all the factors that may influence labor supply and demand in an occupational field. The TEPS3.0 data are a starting point, and users will need to use their own knowledge and experience, as well as input from advisory groups and other knowledgeable individuals, to supplement the data available in this system.

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