March 6, 2019 by Luke Mason
As a workforce development professional, understanding in-demand occupations in your region is of paramount importance for how you train jobseekers. In fact, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires workforce development boards to pull annual in-demand occupation reports to determine what occupations are eligible to be funded through the Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs.
For this reason, workforce training dollars can only be used to train clients seeking employment in those in-demand occupations. We know that a lot can ride on the decisions that are made around in-demand occupations. We also know that this isn’t an easy task and can take a lot of thought and preparation.
Luckily, Emsi has built an occupation report that helps workforce development boards pull in-demand occupations with flexibility, ease, and understanding.
Watch this quick how-to video on how you can take a once daunting task and figure out in-demand occupations in your region with confidence:
Connie Sharp began her career with Emsi in January 2017 after spending 13 years as an Emsi user. She became a certified grant writer in 2003, a certified Emsi user in May 2014, and a Certified Workforce Development Professional in July 2015. With 15 years of workforce experience, she specializes in providing oversight, coordination, technical assistance, and direction for workforce development clients. In 2019, Connie was named the Unsung Hero for customer service by Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.
If you have any questions on how to find your region’s in-demand occupations, please contact us.