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Training Opportunities

The Census Bureau offers both web-based and in-person courses to help you access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free courses can teach you how to use our databases and mapping tools, find local and national demographic information for a variety of uses including grant proposals, economic data statistics for business plans, research papers, etc. Check out our eTutorials and course descriptions.

Interested in training for your company or organization?

We have a network of Data Specialists who can provide training throughout the nation.

Thank you for your interest in Census Bureau webinars. Effectively immediately, training offerings listed below no longer require you to register beforehand! If you are interested in participating in one of our offerings, log-in details will be available here no later than 24 hours before the event.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The WebEx service provider includes a feature that allows audio, documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining a session, you automatically consent to the recording. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any of these recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

Please note:  Attendance to the webinars is on a first-come-first-serve basis until the capacity is reached. If you are interested in a webinar we recommend that you join 10 minutes in advance of the posted start time to ensure entrance. If you were not able to attend, please access our Training Resource Library page where we post recordings of all available webinars for you to view at your convenience. Thank you.

Course Schedule

Jul 30, 2015    Data Access Summer Webinar Camp Series – Veterans by the Numbers

Description: Learn how to access to the most up-to-date demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business statistics about our Veterans from the American Community Survey and the Survey of Business Owners using a variety of data tools available online.

Time: 1pm ET
To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tc3d3a9c415e99e8ed479d6218e3714a4Link to a non-federal Web site

Aug 03, 2015    Data Access Summer Webinar Camp Series – Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps

Description: Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as  QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, American FactFinder, and more.

Time: 2pm ET
To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t1bb7690e13e30ad6d39553e20ce1c04eLink to a non-federal Web site

Aug 11, 2015    Data Access Summer Webinar Camp Series – CUTTING UP THE BIG APPLE! Learn the different ways the Census Bureau supplies NYC data.

Description: Want to learn different ways you can get Census data for New York City? Follow this presentation as we explain: tracts, PUMAs, etc. and how to download data.   We also explain some of the items for which you CANNOT download data in NYC. We will walk live through the Census Bureau portal (American Factfinder) to show you how it's done.

Time: 10am ET
To register: https://census.webex.com/census/j.php?RGID=r0c71dac884698fd0d4115efe32c7f22e Link to a non-federal Web site

Aug 13, 2015    Data Access Summer Webinar Camp Series – GET THE KNACK OF THE CENSUS TRACT: Learn the history, usefulness, and how to get tract data.

Description: This webinar/seminar describes the history of the Census Tract, including it's creation in NYC, it's use by the Census Bureau, the criteria that make up a tract, which data it should be used with, and how to find accompanying (GIS) shapefiles. The presentation will illustrate (live) how to access American Factfinder and find data that is compatible with Census Tracts.

Time: 10am ET
To register: https://census.webex.com/census/j.php?RGID=rb758810653ba6610b00c1e463e893abcLink to a non-federal Web site

Aug 13, 2015    Data Access Summer Webinar Camp Series – Get to Know the Ferrett: Data Access and Cross Tabulation Using DataFerrett

Description: Attend this training to learn how to access American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), and customize tables using Data Ferrett. Participants will also learn how to cross-tabulate and modify variables to fulfill specific requirements of a project. Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands.

Time: 1pm ET
To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t6f8700dcd4e139538fb198a5ea0d6e8bLink to a non-federal Web site

Aug 18, 2015    Data Access Summer Webinar Camp Series – CUTTING UP THE BIG APPLE! Learn the different ways the Census Bureau supplies NYC data.

Description: Want to learn different ways you can get Census data for New York City? Follow this presentation as we explain: tracts, PUMAs, etc. and how to download data.   We also explain some of the items for which you CANNOT download data in NYC. We will walk live through the Census Bureau portal (American Factfinder) to show you how it's done.

Time: 10am ET
To register: https://census.webex.com/census/j.php?MTID=mace1c085fea976ef57064b8345246de4
Meeting Number: 744 580 531
Meeting Password: CUTTING

Aug 18, 2015    Data Access Tools Webinar

Description: Learn how to locate Census Bureau statistics using several different data tools. In this session, we will demonstrate Census Bureau data tools and how to look up some of the most requested types of data.

Time: 2pm ET

Aug 19, 2015    Cancelled - to be rescheduled: Manufacturing Products and Goods Across Indicators

Description: Do you want to learn more about the relationship between Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3), International Trade, and Quarterly Financial Report statistics? Are you interested in how manufacturing indicators relate to other federal data? In this webinar, we will explore the relationships between the different manufacturing-related Economic Indicators.

Time: 1pm ET

Aug 25, 2015    Introduction to the American Community Survey

Description: Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools with emphasis on American FactFinder.

Time: 2pm-3pm ET
Level: Introductory

Aug 26, 2015    Data Anyone? Grant Data at Your Finger Tips.

Description: Are you looking for data to complete a grant? In this webinar, we will review some of the data topics available from the Census Bureau that you can use to apply for a grant and how you might access using our data tools. Some familiarity with the Census Bureau site and data would be helpful.

Time: 2pm-3:15pm ET

Sep 15-16, 2015    2-Day Classroom Training: Accessing Census Bureau Statistics

Description: This class provides instruction on two major Census Bureau data tools: American FactFinder and Local Employment Dynamics (LED). In addition, the class provides a brief overview of several other data tools including Census Explorer, QuickFacts, and My Congressional District. Students will work through exercises (individually, and in groups) in a computer lab to learn the data tools.

Time: 8:30-4:00pm ET
Location: Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC (2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212)
Registration: Please email clmso.training@census.gov to indicate your intent to attend this 2-day class -- this will serve as your registration and reserve your seat. Class size is limited, so the first twenty people to register will be accepted to the class.

Sep 17, 2015    1-Day Classroom Training: DataFerrett

Description: Learn how to use DataFerrett! This analytical tool searches and retrieves data across federal datasets to create complex tabulations, business graphics, and thematic maps. This introductory class demonstrates how to: browse the datasets accessible via TheDataWeb; select variables from datasets; create new variables from existing ones (recode); produce customized analyses using tables, graphs, and maps, save your analysis, and more!

Date: 8:30-4:00pm ET
Location
: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2 Massachussets Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212)
Registration: Please email clmso.training@census.gov to indicate your intent to attend this 1-day  class -- this will serve as your registration and reserve your seat. Class size is limited, so the first twenty people to register will be accepted to the class.

Sep 23, 2015    Measuring Our Evolving Economy: Exploring the Quarterly Financial Report and the Quarterly Services Survey’s Role in Tracking the Service Industries

Description: Today’s economy is not the same as the production-centered economy of just a few decades ago. As our economy changes, the tools for observing the economic landscape need to be developed and enriched. In this webinar, we will explore how the Quarterly Financial Report and Quarterly Services Survey address the need for timely service sector data in an era where services account for over 50 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.

Time: 1pm ET


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office | 301- 763-4308 or clmso.training@census.gov |  Last Revised: July 29, 2015