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Paris R-II School District

740 Cleveland

Paris, MO 65275

Central Office: 660-289-0966

High School: 660-289-0970

Elementary: 660-289-0980

Fax: 660-327-6220

Recent Legislation Regarding Critical Need Occupations, RSMo. section 167.902 

This requires that the department of economic development shall annually identify occupations in which a critical need or shortage of trained personnel exists in the labor markets in this state and provide such information to the state board of education. Upon receipt of such data, the state board of education shall, in collaboration with the department of economic development, compile the following data and information:

1.       Information on how to obtain industry-recognized certificates and credentials;

2.       Information on how to obtain a license and the requirements for a license when licensure is required for an occupation;

3.      Access to assessments and interest inventories that provide insight into the types of careers that would be suitable for students;

4.      Resources that describe the types of skills and occupations most in demand in the current job market and those skills and occupations likely to be in high demand in future years;

5.      Resources that describe the typical salaries for occupations and salary trends;

6.       Information on how to obtain financial assistance for postsecondary education;

7.       Information on how to choose a college, school, or apprenticeship that aligns with the student's career goals and values;

8.      Information on self-employment;

9.      Resources related to creating a resume, interviewing, networking, and finding job opportunities; and

10.   Information on the skills and traits necessary to succeed in various careers.

For further information, please visit the following websites:

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Northeast Regional Profile link:

Northeast Regional Career Grades link:

Northeast Regional Top Openings link: