|Published: 9:06 AM, 07/15/2013
||Last updated: 9:07 AM, 07/15/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A wide variety of skills are needed if
you are to land one of Tennessee's "hot" careers by 2020,
according to a recently released state report.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and
Workforce Development this summer released a report showing the hot
jobs from forecasted for up to the year 2020. The report includes
many of the same jobs that have been needed for years: accountants,
teachers, health care workers, food preparation and service workers.
The report shows
the growing jobs, and what type of education and skills are needed to
land these jobs, as well as the average annual salary.
What are local schools and colleges
doing to prepare students to gain these careers? Are they mindful of
what the employment trends and outlooks call for when it comes to the
skills students need to compete for jobs?
"We do look at the reports," said
Elton Frerichs, head of the county school system's Career Technical
Education supervisor. "We try to offer courses that will be
beneficial to our students in acquiring jobs. That is why we
have added programs such as welding and health occupations in the
last few years at certain schools. If there is no demand for an
area, we cannot receive federal funding in that area."
Local colleges also must provide
students with the education and training they need to succeed on the
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