The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute is the pre-eminent resource for supporting the development, interpretation, and use of labor market information.
The LMI Institute supports and promotes the production and use of high-quality workforce and employment information.
The consortium established a board of directors that represents all member states in the guidance of the organization's operations.
Its Training Institute provides an infrastructure to advance the art and science of labor market information usage and analysis among all LMI professionals and the LMI customer community.
Guided by a training vision, the consortium has developed training and development programs for LMI professionals, analysts, and users across the country.
The LMI Institute accomplishes their mission by:
- Providing training and professional development to state and other LMI professionals.
- Improving the knowledge, skills, and understanding of LMI customers.
- Offering management, staffing, and coordination to support the nationwide LMI infrastructure.
- Fostering and encouraging the use of local, state, and national LMI in decision-making related to workforce development, economic development, education, and other relevant policy areas.
The LMI Institute also attends National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Labor Market Information (LMI) Directors' Committee strategic planning sessions and meetings at the invitation of its Chair.
The LMI Institute has assisted NASWA committee members with a strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis, including establishing timeframes for action items, and priorities for strategic plans for the committee.