Glossary of Terms
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into detailed occupations according to their occupational definition.
In Demand (Yes/No):
Indicates whether the occupation is defined as in demand based on the 2011 Demand List methodology.
Average wage for occupation (Source: Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Survey, August 2010).
2 yr Annual Openings:
Annual openings based on short-term (2009-11) occupational projections.
10 yr Annual Openings:
Annual openings based on long-term (2008-18) occupational projections.
2010 Online Listings:
Cumulative count of job listings posted in calendar year 2010 (Source: Burning Glass Technologies and the database of job announcements available to job seekers and workforce professionals through LWD Website)
Occupational unemployment rate:
Calculation based on 2009 occupational employment and 2010 unemployment insurance claimants.
Percent of trainees employed:
Percent of individuals who completed training in through our One-Stop Offices during the previous two program years and were employed (based on wage data) in the six months after completion.
Recommended level of Education for the training program as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the distribution of educational attainment by occupation. It indicates the type of education or training preferred by employers, and the typical length of training. Click here to view definitions.
2010 CIP Code:
The CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) is a taxonomic coding scheme of instructional programs. It is intended to facilitate the organization, collection, and reporting of program completions data using classifications that capture the majority of reportable program completion activity. The CIP titles and program descriptions are intended to be generic categories into which program completions data can be placed, not exact duplicates of specific major field of study titles used by individual institutions.
Standard Training Program Title associated with the CIP Code.
A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and/or industries based on certain commonalities. They provide an organizing tool for schools, small learning communities, academies and magnet schools. There are 16 Career Clusters defined in the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.
List of Clusters:
1. Agriculture and Natural Resources
2. Architecture and Construction
3. Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications
4. Business Management and Administration
5. Education and Training
7. Government and Public Administration
8. Health Science
9. Hospitality and Tourism
10. Human Services
11. Information Technology
12. Law, Public Safety and Security
14. Marketing, Sales and Service
15. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
16. Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Within each cluster are a series of specific pathways individuals can follow to master the competencies needed to enter one of the many careers for which the programs prepare students.
Career pathways articulate the learning requirements, across educational and training levels, through which a student can prepare for skilled employment in a specific industry cluster and, from there, to continued education and career progression. Career pathways are developed through partnerships among secondary and postsecondary education, employers, and community agencies. Career pathways serve the emerging and incumbent workforce, from high school students to unemployed and underemployed adults.
In order to conform to the cluster taxonomy developed by the federal Department of Education and to align the development of “demand” data with the curriculum content design of the New Jersey Department of Education, career pathways have been used. This allows for the development of demand information that can be readily used to support curriculum development and/or to justify the delivery of training programs. Career clusters link what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. They are designed to identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four year colleges, graduate school, and the workplace. According to the federal Department of Education this connection to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses. It is at the Pathway level that the demand for training is computed.