ACT profiles future workforce pipelines in 31 states

Published on Oct 31, 2008

Updated on Nov 3, 2022

Written by Emsi Burning Glass

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ACT recently released future workforce profiles for 31 states. The reports are aimed at providing states with information on gaps or surpluses in high-growth occupations that require at least a two-year degree based on students’ interest level. States qualified for the profiles by having 25 percent or more of their 2008 graduates ACT-tested and at least 100 students express an interest in their high-growth fields.

Martin Scaglione, president and chief operating officer of ACT’s Workforce Development Division stated, “Educators, employers, as well as workforce and economic development officials, can gain a more focused perspective on how well the interests of students in the educational pipeline align with the demands of high growth jobs in that state. These profiles help present a view of the employees of tomorrow and how well their interests are aligning with future needs of the workforce.”

Read more about the project and find links to state profiles here.