High Demand Targeted Jobs
To provide information on the skill needs of jobs and occupations in Arkansas, we have created (through the National Governors Association Pathways to Advancement Policy Academy) a skills matching tool that links Arkansas’ growth industries to the nationally recognized Educational Career Clusters. It also identifies if a growth industry is a targeted industry by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) or as an LMI targeted high growth area. The tool identifies occupations related to each growth industry and career pathway then provides information on skills, projections, wages, training programs, and licensing requirements.
A tool has been created for the State as well as for each of the Local Workforce Investment Areas. Using the links below, select the area you are interested in to access the tool.
Local Workforce Investment Areas:
Central Arkansas City of Little Rock
Eastern Arkansas North Central Arkansas
Northeast Arkansas Northwest Arkansas
Southeast Arkansas Southwest Arkansas
Western Arkansas West Central Arkansas
AEDC has identified industry targets for the State of Arkansas. Click here to learn more.
LMI has identified 14 targeted industries. They are: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Biotechnology, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, Geospatial Technology, Health Care, Homeland Security, Hospitality, Information Technology (IT), Retail, Transportation.