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Critical Need Shortage Letter
Dear Parent or Guardian:
In compliance with recent legislation (167.902 RSMo), Nixa High School is passing along information to identify occupations in which a critical need or shortage of trained personnel exists in the labor markets in the state of Missouri.
Information on how to obtain industry-recognized certificates and credentials
Career centers across the state provide training on a variety of occupations, including those occupations in which a critical need or shortage of trained personnel exists in the labor market of Missouri. Training in most of these occupations results in industry-recognized credentials and certificates that are valued by employers. The map found at this link has connections to each career center. Individuals and schools are encouraged to contact their local career center to determine what occupational training is available and to get information on licensing requirements.
Information on how to obtain a license and the requirements for a license when licensure is required for an occupation
Access to assessments and interest inventories that provide insight into the types of careers that would be suitable for students
Resources that describe the types of skills and occupations most in demand in the current job market and those skills and occupations likely to be in high demand in future years
Resources that describe the typical salaries for occupations and salary trends
Information on how to obtain financial assistance for postsecondary education
Information on how to choose a college, school, or apprenticeship that aligns with the student's career goals and values 8. Information on self-employment
Resources related to creating a resume, interviewing, networking, and finding job opportunities
Information on the skills and traits necessary to succeed in various careers
Information on the above (3-10) can also be found at Missouri Connections
MERIC Occupations Studies Several resources can be found on the MERIC site including occupational data, career resources, target industry real time briefs, and workforce studies are found.
MERIC Industry Studies Resources including information on employment and projections, industry and business in Missouri, industry clusters, target industry briefs, information on exports, and various special projects can be found here.
● Critical Shortage Areas: MERIC 2020-2030 Statewide Industry Projections
Each year the Department of Workforce Development provides DESE with a list of high-demand occupations that require more than a high school diploma and less than a bachelor’s degree. Many of these programs are provided at local high schools and area career centers as well as at the community college level.