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Labor Market Publications

Montana Economy at a Glance

Created: Friday, July 20, 2018

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry's monthly economic newsletter.

 

 

Economic Growth in Rural Montana

Created: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Education, innovation, and distribution of knowledge can be an effective economic development tool for rural areas.

 

 

Montana Employment Projections 2016-2026

Created: Friday, January 5, 2018

The Montana employment projections provide information for businesses planning workforce needs, for education institutions training future workers, for existing workers looking to advance in their career, and for students trying to make informed decisions about their career opportunities.

 

 

Minimum Wage Fact Sheet

Created: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Charts and tables with state and federal minimum wage rates and other relevant data.

 

 

Montana Employment Growth Outpaces the Nation

Created: Friday, December 22, 2017

Which of Montana's industries are outperforming the nation in employment growth?

 

 

Apprenticeship Data Report 2017

Created: Monday, November 13, 2017

This report provides information on the apprenticeship program (past participants’ demographics, program participation, and employment outcomes), providing insight to policy makers and program administrators looking to improve program success.

 

 

Labor Day Report - Montana 2017

Created: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Montana Department of Labor & Industry's annual report on the current state of Montana's economy.

 

 

Meeting State Worker Demand

Created: Monday, August 21, 2017

A report on the labor market outcomes of Montana colleges

 

 

Informational Wage Rates by Occupation

Created: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  Wage Rates for wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments covered by unemployment insurance.

 

 

Apprenticeship Works for Montana

Created: Monday, December 12, 2016

Apprenticeship training has been gaining popularity in the last five years, responding to the increased demand for trained workers by businesses. There were 583 new apprenticeships in 2015 compared to 266 new in 2010.

 

 

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Articles

A Rising Tide: Who Experienced Wage Growth in Montana?

Created: Friday, July 20, 2018

Does Montana's recent wage growth extend to workers in all income brackets?

Is it Time for a Raise?

Created: Friday, June 15, 2018

Understanding Montana's Wage Growth since the Great Recession

 

 

It's Never Too Early to Learn About Careers

Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Career education should begin well before middle school. Montana Career Lab has the resources to help.

 

 

Montana's Outdoor Economy

Created: Friday, April 20, 2018

While economists are still perfecting how to measure the benefits of outdoor recreation in Montana, it is already obvious that it provides large benefits to the state.

 

 

 

Montana's Entrepreneurs

Created: Friday, March 23, 2018

Because local entrepreneurs are so significant to our economy, it is important to have a better understanding of business start-ups in Montana.

Montana Employment Growth Outpaces the Nation

Created: Friday, December 22, 2017

Which of Montana's industries are outperforming the nation in employment growth?

 

 

Does Your College Major Matter in the Workforce?

Created: Friday, November 17, 2017

Our study of workforce outcomes finds that a student's major is only one determinate of career success.

 

 

Online Job Postings as Economic Data

Created: Friday, October 20, 2017

Online job postings can tell us whether employers are hiring, what occupations are in demand, and what skills are needed to fill jobs.

 

 

Montana’s Economic Growth Continues

Created: Friday, September 15, 2017

A summary of the 2017 Labor Day Report

 

 

Future Jobs: Montana Job Projections 2016-2026

Created: Friday, August 18, 2017

Over the next two years, employment is expected to grow by 1.2% then slow to 1.0% through 2026 as the labor market continues to tighten

 

 

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Special Reports and Studies

Apprenticeship Data Report 2017

Created: Monday, November 13, 2017

This report provides information on the apprenticeship program (past participants’ demographics, program participation, and employment outcomes), providing insight to policy makers and program administrators looking to improve program success.

 

 

Labor Day Report - Montana 2017

Created: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Montana Department of Labor & Industry's annual report on the current state of Montana's economy.

 

 

Meeting State Worker Demand

Created: Monday, August 21, 2017

A report on the labor market outcomes of Montana colleges

 

 

HELP-Link 2016 Annual Report

Created: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This report provides background information on the HELP-Link program, participation levels, and outcomes of participants for the first year of the program (2016).

 

 

An Estimation of Montana's Restoration Economy

Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

An report estimating the economic activity resulting from public spending on restoration activities in Montana.

 

 

Economic Impacts from Increased Income Earned by Apprentices

Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This report evaluates a high and a low economic impact related to the gains in labor income due to the apprenticeship program.

 

 

Reservation Employment Fact Sheet

Created: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Provides an explanation of how Reservation Unemployment Rates are produced.

 

 

WIOA Program Outcomes Report

Created: Friday, December 16, 2016

Compares the spending on behalf of each participant in the Adult WIOA program to the workforce outcomes of the participant.

 

 

Apprenticeship Works for Montana

Created: Monday, December 12, 2016

Apprenticeship training has been gaining popularity in the last five years, responding to the increased demand for trained workers by businesses. There were 583 new apprenticeships in 2015 compared to 266 new in 2010.

 

 

Registered Apprenticeship Program Data Report

Created: Monday, December 12, 2016

This report includes data on the Montana Registered Apprenticeship program, apprentice demographics, program participation, and employment outcomes to provide insight to policy makers and program administrators looking to improve the success of the program.

 

 

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Presentations

Statewide College Workforce Report

Created: Friday, September 8, 2017

Statewide College Workforce Report  Meeting State Worker Demand - A report on the labor market outcomes for Montana Colleges
Authors: Amy Watson and Barb Wagner

Economic and Workforce Trends in Montana

Created: Monday, June 12, 2017

An Update on Economic and Workforce Trends in Montana - June 16, 2017

 

 

2016 Labor Day Report and Projections

Created: Friday, October 28, 2016

Presented at the Great Falls College in October 2016 by Barbara Wagner

2016 Labor Day Report

Created: Monday, September 26, 2016

Presented to the State Workforce Investment Board Sept. 19 2016

The Pay Gap in 2016

Created: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Presented at the 2016 Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman MT.

 

 

Labor Market Information – Building Business Strategies

Created: Thursday, March 31, 2016

This presentation from the Business Services Conference in Havre, provides a summary of the labor market information available on the website with examples of how to use it.

 

Employment and Wages in Health Care Occupations

Created: Monday, January 25, 2016

A presentation that summarizes employment and wage statistics for health care occupations.

 

 

Montana STEM Mentors Summit

Created: Friday, November 6, 2015

Women in STEM: What does the data show?

 

 

Reservation Unemployment Rate Methodology

Created: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

State-Tribal Relations Committee Presentation on Reservation Labor Statistics Methodology

 

 

Labor Arbitration Conference

Created: Friday, September 18, 2015
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Career Publications

Grade School Resources


I Can Be - Teacher Instructions

Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The I Can Be….. series of activities are meant for pre-school through kindergarten age students. Each career is represented by both a boy and a girl in the career to teach the concept that girls and boys can do any career. The activities are also meant to connect subjects they learn in elementary school to real world careers. Introduce one career at a time.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Lesson Plans

Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Careers Build a Community Lesson Plan publication is designed for teachers in grades one through three. Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Student Journal

Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Careers Build a Community Student Journal is where students can record if they like or don't like the occupation and answer some questions about the occupation and the community.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Cut Outs

Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Community Helper Cut-outs in this publication are meant to be used with the Careers Build a Community Lesson Plans for use in the Community Day event.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Flash Cards

Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Careers Build a Community Flash Cards is where students can learn more about the occupations. The characters can also be used as popsicle stick puppets.

 

 

I Can Be... Series

Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The I Can Be….. series of activities are meant for pre-school through kindergarten age students. Each career is represented by both a boy and a girl in the career to teach the concept that girls and boys can do any career. The activities are also meant to connect subjects they learn in elementary school to real world careers. Introduce one career at a time.

 

 

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Middle School Resources


Jacob and Emily Skip School (online only)

Created: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

This publication introduces the concept of career clusters by telling the story of a set of twins who spend the day learning about careers. Designed for 5th and 6th Grade.
Jacob & Emily Teacher's Guide
Jacob & Emily Crosswalk

 

 

MCIS Junior Workbook

Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Your guide to the amazing MCIS Junior career planning tool. This workbook walks students through the MCIS Junior website.

MCIS Junior Worksheets

 

MCIS Jr Quick Reference Guide

Created: Saturday, February 7, 2015

This guide will show you the tools and features available in the Montana Career Information System.

 

 

Dollars and Sense

Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This publication is a resource to help develop financial literacy skills. Created and available by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Montana University System – Office of Student Financial Services.

 

 

What to Pack (Online Only)

Created: Thursday, January 30, 2014

This guide helps Middle Schoolers explore their own interests and aptitudes, and see how they relate to different career fields. Budgeting exercises show them how far their money will go in the real world.
What to Pack Crosswalk

 

 

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High School Resources


Montana Career Guide

Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.

 

 

Soft Skills Checklist

Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Job Interview Tips

Created: Saturday, January 30, 2016

A printable one-page guide to successful job interviewing.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Not sure of your career destination? Don't leave it to chance, find your way in MCIS. This brochure gives a broad overview of key career planning features in MCIS.

 

Dollars and Sense

Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This publication is a resource to help develop financial literacy skills. Created and available by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Montana University System – Office of Student Financial Services.

 

 

Mock Job Interview Activity

Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Instructions and resources for conducting a fun mock job interview activity. A great resource for teachers and guidance counselors.

 

 

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College, Adult Resources


Montana Career Guide

Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.

 

 

Soft Skills Checklist

Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Job Interview Tips

Created: Saturday, January 30, 2016

A printable one-page guide to successful job interviewing.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Not sure of your career destination? Don't leave it to chance, find your way in MCIS. This brochure gives a broad overview of key career planning features in MCIS.

 

Mock Job Interview Activity

Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Instructions and resources for conducting a fun mock job interview activity. A great resource for teachers and guidance counselors.

 

 

Pocket Resume

Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A handy resource to help organize your career information. Take it with you when you collect job applications or go to interviews.

 

 

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Brochures & Posters


Montana Career Lab Tri-fold Brochure

Created: Monday, April 17, 2017

A trifold brochure promoting Montana Career Lab features and resources. Doubles as a poster!

 

Early Career Awareness Poster

Created: Thursday, January 12, 2017

A poster promoting our career resources and services.

 

 

Elementary School Brochure

Created: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The elementary school brochure shows teachers and counselors age-appropriate career resources available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

 

 

Middle School Brochure

Created: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The middle school brochure shows teachers and counselors age-appropriate career resources available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

 

 

High School Brochure

Created: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The high school brochure shows teachers and counselors age-appropriate career resources available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Not sure of your career destination? Don't leave it to chance, find your way in MCIS. This brochure gives a broad overview of key career planning features in MCIS.

 

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Job Seekers


Montana Career Guide

Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.

 

 

PEP Talk Workbook

Created: Monday, January 30, 2017

PEP Talk was designed to help people with limited time develop a personal employment plan as quickly as possible.
PEP Talk Supplemental Materials
PEP Talk SKILLS Cards

 

Job-Hunting Tips for Seniors

Created: Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

Job-Hunting Tips for Montana Seniors. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Tips for Workers with Criminal Records

Created: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Job-hunting advice for job-seekers with criminal records. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Tips for Workers with Disabilities

Created: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Job-hunting advice for job-seekers with disabilities. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Soft Skills Checklist

Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

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MCIS


MCIS Site Request-Renewal Form

Created: Monday, February 13, 2017

Renewal / Request form to order MCIS access or any of the optional components for your school or training facility

MCIS Optional Components

 

 

 

MCIS Administrative Tools Guide

Created: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Site Administration tools provide you with the ability to customize MCIS for users, manage user needs, and run reports to discover how MCIS is best used.
MCIS Optional Components
MCIS Advisor Accounts Guide
MCIS Training Manual

 

MCIS Advisor Accounts Guide

Created: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Advisor Accounts allow people to view MCIS client portfolios at different locations.

 

 

English/Language Curriculum for MCIS

Created: Monday, June 15, 2015

Compiled English/Language Curriculum in MCIS

 

 

Career and Technical Curriculum for MCIS

Created: Monday, June 15, 2015

Compiled Career and Technical Curriculum for MCIS

 

 

Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum

Created: Monday, June 15, 2015

Covers curriculum for Visual and Performing Arts found in MCIS

 

 

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