In order to determine high skill, high demand industries for state-endorsed career pathway development, DPI partners with the Department of Workforce Development to identify career clusters/industry sectors that meet the definition. Taking the most current 10-year projections, job classifications are identified by greater-than-average growth. These are then crosswalked to CTE career clusters and examined for educational levels required to obtain these jobs in a cluster.
Clusters that have more than five jobs and demonstrate demand at three out of three educational levels (entry, associate/some college, bachelor) are prioritized for pathway development. Other state-level cluster industries will be developed as pathway outlines as time and priority ranking allow.
For more information, see the Labor Market Information webpage.