Labor Market Information

Occupations Approved for Training

July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023

 Occupations/Industries Approved For Training in Local Area IV PY22





Advanced Materials



 Aviation Maintenance Technology/ A&P (Aircraft Mechanics)



 Composite Fabrication & Repair

 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator (CNC)

 Diesel Mechanics


 Engineering (Aerospace/Chemical/Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical)

 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators & Tenders, Metal and Plastic

 Heavy Equipment Operator

 Industrial Equipment Operator

 Industrial Maintenance Technician

 Machine Tool Operator-Metal and Plastic

 Manufacturing or Production Technicians

 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) or Inspection

 Operations Management Technical Certification

 Quality Control or Inspection (O*NET –Quality Control Analyst)

 Robotics Technician

 Sheet Metal Workers

 Supply Chain Managers

 Tool and Die Maker


 Transportation Equipment (Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers)

 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers


 Biological Technicians

 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

 Natural Sciences Managers

 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

 Soil and Plant Scientists

 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists


 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics




Data Services

Information Technology*

 Computer and Information System Managers (IM System Managers)

 Computer User Support Specialists

 Cyber Security 

Educational Services

 Teacher (ONET codes 25-2012 through 25-2054)

Health Care*



 Acute Coding/Medical Billing (Billing, Posting, and Rate Clerks)

 Administration/Management (Medical and Health Service Managers)

 American Health Information Management Association Certified Coding Specialist

 Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)-Only as part of a career pathway

 Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

 Dental Assistant/Hygienist

 Health Information Technology (HIT)

 Home Health Aide (HHA)- Only as part of a career pathway

 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

 Medical Assistant

 Medical Laboratory Technician

 Medical Records Technician

 Medical Technology BS

 Occupational Therapy Assistant

 Pharmacy Technician/Pharmacy Aid


 Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

 Radiology Technician/Sonography

 Registered Nurse (RN)

 Respiratory Therapist

 Surgical Technologist


 Chefs and Head Cooks

K-12 CTE

All Certifications and Credentials included on the KANSAS SB 155 approved list are included on the Kansas Local Area IV WIOA Approved Training List for Youth Program only.



 Equipment Operator


 Geophysical Data Technician

 Industrial Controls




On-the-Job Training

All occupations with demonstrated self-sufficient wages will be approved for OJT if the employer has an active contract with the Workforce Alliance.

Public Safety

 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

Registered Apprenticeship

All Occupations and Related Technical Instruction for Apprenticeship Programs that have been registered with the Kansas State Office of Apprenticeship for the South Central Region are included on the Kansas Local Area IV WIOA Approved Training List. RA’s must also meet Local Area IV self-sufficient wage requirements.


 For participants in the WIOA Youth program only.

Social Services

 Social Worker

Transportation and Logistics*


*Industry corresponds to a Career Pathway. Career Pathways allow job seekers, students, and parents to explore educational requirements and career opportunities in prevalent industry clusters within the region.