JobBRIEF July 2017ι Vol. 8 Issue 6
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
Workforce Announces New Target Occupations List
With the approval of the Board’s 2017 – 2020 Strategic and Operation Plan by the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC), the Board will adopt an updated list of Target Occupations for Southeast Texas. The Plan was posted to the Board’s web-site for public review and comment in January 2017. The new list is the results of intensive analysis of the workforce development area’s labor market and economic trends in various industries throughout Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange counties. Several factors were taken into account:
  • Wages and self sufficiency
  • Project growth rates for occupations
  • Education level and training requirements
  • Number of people working in each occupation
  • In demand industry sectors
The list of identified occupations is used to provide guidance to individuals seeking education and occupational training through the local workforce system and help them make informed career decisions and may be amended by the Board when warranted.

Southeast Texas Target Occupations 2017 – 2020
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) or Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Job CodeTarget Occupation Job Title (Name)
51-9011Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
51-8091Chemical Plant & System Operators
25-2021Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education
53-3032Heavy & Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers
49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics
29-2061Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
49-9043Maintenance Workers, Machinery
25-2022Middle School Teachers, except Special/Career Education
47-2073Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
51-8093Petroleum Pump System, Operators/Refinery Operators/Gaugers
47-2152Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters
33-3051Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
29-1141Registered Nurses
47-2211Sheet Metal Workers
51-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers

Please visit our web-site at this link, to review the entire Strategic Plan. Contact us at 1-409-719-4750 or, if you have questions regarding Target Occupations for Southeast Texas.
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