Training in an Occupation in Demand
Figure 57 through 60 show credentialed, classroom training completion in an occupation in demand (OID).
Due to data inaccuracies, the true rate of training in an OID is likely higher (see Appendix). However, we have no reason to believe that there are systematic data inaccuracies by class or race of the participant; therefore the pattern should hold true even if the overall rate is low (See Note 1).
Rates of credentialed, classroom training in an occupation in demand are roughly equal by race and class (around 10 to 15 percent) among Dislocated Worker participants (Figure 57 and Figure 58). Rates by class among Adult program participants are likewise roughly equal (again between 10 and 15 percent) (Figure 60). Rates by race among Adult program participants vary much more, from a high of 19 percent among white participants to a low of 4 percent among Asian or Pacific Islander participants.
- Analyzing occupations in demand is a key aspect of local area planning. Each Workforce Service Area’s official yearly plan addresses how the area will use information on occupations in demand to guide client training decisions.