There is nothing more motivational for students than showing them
the relevance between educational attainment and their earnings
power. Reality Check is designed to help students understand
the connection between lifestyle aspirations and the importance
of postsecondary education. It allows students to make lifestyle
choices, create a budget, and then to view the occupations and
preferred education levels that support those choices. Reality Check
is one of the most popular and widely replicated web sites in the
LMCI tool box.
Online (Career Alternatives Resource
Evaluation System), a multi-media
career information system, is designed
to help students and jobseekers
interactively address education and career exploration questions.
It contains detailed O*NET occupational characteristics
data and Texas state and regional labor market information
including wages and job projections, employer contact lists, and
over 320 occupational videos.
Texas Work Prep is
designed and hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission to manage the delivery of job search content and resources and to facilitate "anytime, anywhere"
access to learning more about getting, and keeping, the job of your choice. Texas Work Prep contains three on-line courses: Your Next Job, designed to assist
laid off workers reinvigorate their job search skills; the Texas Job Hunters Guide, a complete resource to finding a new job; and Succeed At Work,
which teaches skills and tips for being successful on the job. Each online course is designed to communicate unique aspects of successful job hunting
and excelling on the job. The goal is to help job seekers master an effective job search process, get back to work quicker, and communicate the attributes
of work excellence expected by Texas employers. Register today and explore these on-line courses.
The State Training Inventory (STI) is a compilation of Texas
education and workforce training providers, their programs, contact
information, labor market information, enrollment and graduation
data (where available). STI is designed to assist
customers locate education and workforce training programs, see
the connection between education and occupations, and estimate the
formal supply of skilled workers.
The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool
providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions. By evaluating programs
and institutions on the basis of resultant wages and student loan levels, Texas CREWS will allow parents and students to
make informed decisions about college and get the best return on their educational investment.
The Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) program strives to improve the way Texans make career
and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs. LMCI provides key
economic data about occupations and in-demand industries along with information about labor market trends and economic conditions to help employers,
economic development entities and local workforce development boards make informed choices. LMCI gathers and provides information on educational
programs and training opportunities along with career planning and career development principles to help local workforce development boards evaluate
current market trends in order to design and deliver services to businesses and job seekers.