with thanks to Jan Moore and Katie Dallison – based on “Finding and Using Labour Market Information with Students” (AGCAS Biennial Conference, Sept 2011).
There is a wealth of LMI available! For example, numerical data for example about how many jobs will be available in which sectors, and what skills are required for these jobs. There is also qualitative intelligence, for example about what type of work is involved in particular jobs and occupations, and about what it is like to work for a particular employer. Both types of information are useful in making decisions about learning and work.