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Destination Montana

Highlighting worker migration's role in Montana’s economy.

 

 

Jobs of Tomorrow: Montana Job Projections 2018-2028

A summary of the 2018-2028 Montana Employment Projections.

 

 

Anticipating the Next Recession

A discussion of the economic indicators economists use to predict recessions.

No Workers, No Problem

Explores the importance of productivity in helping Montana maintain economic growth while workers are hard to find.

 

 

Where are the Workers?

As businesses struggle to find workers, it is essential to understand why some people choose not to participate in the labor force.

 

 

Understanding the Childcare Workforce

This article explores the employment and wages of childcare workers, who are a critical component in addressing the state’s workforce shortage.

 

 

Job-to-Job Hires and Separations

This article dives under the calm surface of net employment growth to highlight the frequency of underlying job changes.

 

 

Understanding the Work Lives of the Not-so-Rich and Famous

An examination of the work and spending patterns of different income groups in Montana.

 

 

The Economic Impact of Medicaid in Montana

A study examining the number of workers enrolled in Montana Medicaid and the characteristics of the businesses who employ them.


A study examining the number of workers enrolled in Montana Medicaid and the characteristics of the businesses who employ them.

 

The Changing Face of Apprenticeship in Montana

Apprenticeship is expanding in Montana, with higher participation and a greater diversity of apprentices.

 

 

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Special Reports and Studies

HELP-Link 2019 Fiscal Year End Report

This report provides enrollment and outcome information for the HELP-Link program.

 

Labor Day Report - Montana 2019

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

Bozeman Area Labor Report

This report focuses on Bozeman's economic growth as it relates to the labor market.

 

 

Registered Apprenticeship Program Data Report

Data on apprentice demographics, program participation, and employment outcomes to provide insight to policy makers and program administrators.

 

 

The Value of Medicaid Expansion to Montana Employers

A report on the economic impacts of Montana Medicaid expansion.

 

 

Apprenticeship Works for Montana

A report citing statistics and information about the Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program.

HELP-Link 2018 Fiscal Year End Report

This report provides enrollment and outcome information for the HELP-Link program.

 

Meeting State Worker Demand

A report on the labor market outcomes of Montana colleges

 

 

An Estimation of Montana's Restoration Economy

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

 

 

Economic Impacts from Increased Income Earned by Apprentices

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

 

 

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Presentations

Statewide College Workforce Report

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

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

 

 

2016 Labor Day Report and Projections

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

2016 Labor Day Report

Presented to the State Workforce Investment Board Sept. 19 2016

The Pay Gap in 2016

Presented at the 2016 Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman MT.

 

 

Labor Market Information – Building Business Strategies

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

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

 

 

Montana STEM Mentors Summit

Women in STEM: What does the data show?

 

 

Reservation Unemployment Rate Methodology

State-Tribal Relations Committee Presentation on Reservation Labor Statistics Methodology

 

 

Labor Arbitration Conference

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Career Publications

Grade School Resources


A to Z Alphabet Trading Cards (Online Only)

Alphabet Trading Cards are designed for preschool and kindergarten students. These cards will get your children talking about different occupations while learning their letters.

Also available: Alphabet Writing Worksheets A-Z

I Can Be... Series (Online Only)

The I Can Be….. series of activities shows pre-school and kindergarten students the connection between the subjects they learn in school to real world careers.

Also available: I Can Be Teacher Instructions

Career Peeks: A Career Awareness Activity Book

A fun activity book for 1st and 2nd graders. Career Peeks gives kids their first glimpse into the world of careers.

Also available: Career Peeks Alphabet Practice Pages
Career Peeks Learning Games

Careers Build a Community - Lesson Plans (Online Only)

For 1st-3rd grade teachers, the CBaC Lesson Plan lays out a series of fun, hands-on activities that expose students to a variety of careers. Includes classroom activities, materials lists, independent learning center activities, journal prompts, and ideas for using all the CBaC resources. 

Also available: CBaC Student Journal
CBaC Flash Cards
CBaC Cut-Outs

 

Career Heroes: A Career Awareness Workbook

This workbook for 3rd and 4th graders introduces students to a variety of careers with fun activities on every page.

Also available: Career Heroes Teacher Guide
Career Heroes Trading Cards

Jacob and Emily Skip School

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.

Also available: Jacob & Emily Teacher's Guide

 

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Middle School Resources


MCIS Junior Workbook

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

Also available: MCIS Junior Worksheets

 

MCIS Jr Quick Reference Guide (Online Only)

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

 

 

Dollars and Sense (Online Only)

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)

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.

Also available: What to Pack Crosswalk

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High School Resources


Montana Career Guide

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 (Online Only)

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

A printable one-page guide to successful job interviewing.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

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 (Online Only)

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 (Online Only)

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

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 (Online Only)

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

A printable one-page guide to successful job interviewing.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

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 (Online Only)

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

 

 

Pocket Resume (Online Only)

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

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

 

Early Career Awareness Poster

A poster promoting our career resources and services.

 

 

Elementary School Brochure

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

 

 

Middle School Brochure

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

 

 

High School Brochure

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

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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