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PA Industry Clusters

Learn more about each of Pennsylvania’s 12 industry clusters. An industry cluster consists of a group of industries that are closely linked by common product markets, labor pools, similar technologies, supplier chains, and/or other economic ties.


PA CareerLink®

PA CareerLink® is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s initiative to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find family sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need. Through this initiative, a user-friendly, premiere job-matching system has been created to help bridge the gap that currently exists between job-seekers and employers.


PA Academic Standards for Career Education & Work

This electronic toolkit provides resources, references, crosswalks and other tools to assist elementary, middle and high schools teachers and administrators in implementing the Pennsylvania (PA) Career Education and Work Standards. The Career Education and Work Standards address four areas of knowledge: Career Awareness and Preparation, Career Acquisition (Getting a Job), Career Retention and Advancement, and Entrepreneurship.


PA Career Ready Skills & Related Employability Skills

The Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills (PA CRS) are social emotional learning progressions that support the development of student competence. By design, the PA CRS reflect priorities to ensure youth are career ready and prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. The PA CRS are grouped into three domains: Self-awareness and Self-management, Establishing and Maintaining Relationships, and Social Problem Solving.


PA In-Demand Occupation List

The Pennsylvania In-Demand Occupation List (PA IDOL) can help you identify careers that have the greatest demand across the commonwealth. “In-demand” jobs offer a large number of job openings or an above-average growth rate without already having an over-supply of existing workers. These occupations offer a qualified jobseeker a reasonable expectation of obtaining employment in the field.


PA Registered Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are innovative training programs that allow employers to develop and prepare their future workforce while providing individuals with a learn-while-you-earn approach to career development.



Apprenticeships help bridge skill gaps while bringing a lot of benefits such as earning paychecks while learning and learning alongside professionals. Fields include manufacturing, construction, electrical, health care, IT, culinary arts, and more.