The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) released the 2015-2017 St. Louis Region Fastest Growing Occupations report and South Technical High School prepares students for 17 of the 20 fastest growing occupations in St. Louis.
More than half of the fastest-growing occupations are in the construction industry. South Tech’s Carpentry, Construction Trades, Electrical Trades, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) prepare students for 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations in St. Louis. These occupations include Electricians, Sheet Metal Workers, Pipefitters, Construction Equipment Operators, and Cement Masons.
In addition to construction, the fastest growing occupations list includes jobs in health care, education, manufacturing, and information technology. These occupations include Web Developers, Preschool Teachers, and Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators. South Tech’s Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Precision Machining, and Web & Computer Programming programs prepare students for these fast growing careers.
The career and technical education programs at South Tech provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to walk into St. Louis’s fastest growing occupations.
The full MERIC report can be found here.