Demand Occupations

From WIOA –

(23) IN-DEMAND INDUSTRY SECTOR OR OCCUPATION.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘‘in-demand industry sector

or occupation’’ means—

(i) an industry sector that has a substantial current

or potential impact (including through jobs that

lead to economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for

advancement) on the State, regional, or local economy,

as appropriate, and that contributes to the growth

or stability of other supporting businesses, or the

growth of other industry sectors; or

(ii) an occupation that currently has or is projected

to have a number of positions (including positions that

lead to economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for

advancement) in an industry sector so as to have a

significant impact on the State, regional, or local

economy, as appropriate.

(B) DETERMINATION.—The determination of whether

an industry sector or occupation is in-demand under this

paragraph shall be made by the State board or local board,

as appropriate, using State and regional business and labor

market projections, including the use of labor market

information.

Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Board (WOWDB) has determined the attached list to be demand occupations.

Because our area is so large, it is a very broad list.

This list is reviewed and updated each April.