Category Archives: Skilled Workforce

Apprenticeships and Training in Alabama Features and Benefits of Apprenticeship Programs in Alabama Apprenticeships are an employee training system that’s tested within a certain amount of time. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job (OJT) and classroom related directives with structured on-the-job learning experiences. These activities take place while under the supervision of a craft professional in which trainees/workers […]

OJT for Green New Deal In her town hall meeting last night, presidential candidate Kamala Harris highlighted the significance of green occupations. If fact she mentioned installation and maintenance of wind turbines and solar panels as the two fastest growing occupations in the American economy over the next several years. Here is the video excerpt. […]

Top Occupations and their Locations In an earlier blog, I created a composite ‘desirability’ index for 2026 occupations, based on their rankings for growth, number employed, and salary. In this blog, I use the location quotient to identify the top states and top metropolitan areas for the five top occupations (on the desirability index). The […]

OJT.com, an American Worker Story OJT.com provides the best occupational opportunities for job seekers and training developers. There are several other good job-related and training-related websites, some government-affiliated, on the internet (O*net, careeronestop). These websites provide an abundance of reference material for those that know what they are looking for. However, you may still be […]

Futures for Training Development Health Care and Social Assistance and Manufacturing In a changing economy, strategies for developing job training requirements should focus more on where will be in the future than where are in the present. The lead time for job training development and adoption can easily be a couple of years. If the […]

Reskilling America’s Workers The July 2018 report by the Council of Economic Advisors, titled Addressing America’s Reskilling Challenge, discusses many of the challenges American companies face in filling new job opportunities with skilled workers. Among these is the loss of jobs due to automation (about 14%) and substantive changes in the tasks performed for existing […]

U.S. Manufacturing: Job Training the Way Ahead to Bridge Critical Skills Gap Manufacturing has been a major contributor to the US economy. Being the largest in the world, about 18.2% of the global goods are manufactured in the U.S. In 2016, $2.18 trillion was contributed to the GDP from the manufacturing sector alone which accounts […]

Most Desirable Occupations for 2026 – Statistical Information When I look at some of the occupational data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), I get a little lost trying to figure out the bottom line. For example, one table of occupational data published by BLS lists hundreds of rows of occupations with multiple […]

OJT.com – Your First Stop for 2026 Training and Career Opportunities OJT.com – Your First Stop for 2026 Training and Career Opportunities to assess the most opportunistic areas for training providers and occupation seekers in the 2026 timeframe. Our analysis of industry data shows you the industries with the steepest growth trajectory in each state […]

How Alabama Benefits from the Decision at Blue Origin to Build Rocket Engines in Huntsville Rocket City, Alabama The recent announcement by Blue Origin is all set to bring in 342 new jobs in the manufacturing sector in lieu of the $200 million investment to build a rocket engine in Alabama. Blue Origins, a privately […]