(NEW as of 2018)
• Labor Market Information (LMI), Labor Market & Economic Research
• Industry Clusters, Priority Industry Sectors (Identification & Analysis)
• Sector Initiatives/Strategies
• In-Demand Occupations (Identification, Analysis, Profiles)
• Strategic Planning
• Career Pathways
• At-Risk Businesses
• Layoff Aversion (Program Design, Implementation, Training)
• Best Practices
• Public Policy Analysis
Craft Consulting Group (CCG) is a workforce and economic development consultancy, which has been providing consulting services to a broad array of public and private clients throughout California for over 25-years, including workforce development boards, local and regional governments, educational institutions, economic development corporations, non-profits, and small businesses. CCG’s consulting services are customizable to the client’s needs and are focused around a community’s or region’s economic vitality, competitiveness, and comparative advantages. The firm works with clients to produce a scope of work that meets their needs and budget.
The firm has conducted numerous studies of local and regional labor markets and economies providing labor market information (LMI), analysis, and reporting; industry sector and cluster research and analysis; occupational analysis, occupational profiles, and career pathways; best practices for program/initiative design and implementation; public policy research and analysis; performance indicator design; and actionable recommendations that align organizational resources with workforce development priorities.
CCG also provides WIOA strategic planning services (including preparation of local and regional WIOA plans); At-Risk Business and Layoff Aversion Program Design and Implementation; Demand Driven Sector Strategy Development; One-Stop Work Readiness Workshops; Navigator Career Services; and AJCC and WDB staff training related to program/initiative design and implementation.