High Growth Job Training Initiative
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About the Initiative
This initiative was a strategic effort to prepare workers to take advantage of new and increasing job opportunities in high-growth, high-demand, and economically vital sectors of the American economy. Fields like health care, information technology, and advanced manufacturing have jobs and solid career paths left untaken due to a lack of people qualified to fill them. The High Growth Job Training Initiative targeted worker training and career development resources toward helping workers gain the skills they need to build successful careers in these and other growing industries.
To put this approach into action, the High Growth Job Training Initiative identified 14 sectors that fit within the following criteria:
- They are projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs to the economy or affect the growth of other industries; or
- They are existing or emerging businesses being transformed by technology and innovation requiring new skills sets for workers.