The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Workforce System has established High Priority Occupations (HPOs) as one component of Pennsylvania’s industry-driven approach to workforce development. The purpose of the HPO lists is to align workforce training and education investments with occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are most likely to provide family-sustaining wages.
Draft list for 2021-2022 High Priority Occupations List
Employers and workforce, education, training, and economic development agencies interested in petitioning for the inclusion of an occupation should reach out through email@example.com by May 21, 2021, to complete a request and provide related documents. Petitions are due to the State on June 19, 2021.