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Missouri Occupational Information Coordinating Committee

Program Goals and Emphasis

The Missouri Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (MOICC) is responsible for providing career information publications and software to Missouri citizens, especially counselors, students, teachers, workforce development and vocational rehabilitation professionals. MOICC also provides training on how to use these resources, and coordinates the data that goes into these products between member agencies.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

The most rapid growth last year was in financial activities. Educational and health services added the most jobs, followed by trade, transportation and utilities. Manufacturing products are led by greeting cards, automatic merchandising machines, lumber and wood products, ammunition, paper products and automobiles. Life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and information technology are target industries.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 4.7%, as compared to 5.6% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Educational Services
• Financial Activities
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Government
• Manufacturing
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• Missouri is developing a Careers DVD, organized by clusters, users can choose careers that interest them and explore wage and outlook information. The DVD was chosen as the delivery method over the Web due to bandwidth limitations in many of Missouri’s small school districts.

• MOICC is actively partnering with MOHELA (the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority) to find new ways to increase the level of student transitions to postsecondary instruction. This unique partnership is a result of the formation of the Missouri Career Management Information System Committee, which seeks to establish wider support and a sustainable model for funding Missouri’s Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS).

• The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center provides a full range of occupational and industry data, projections, and target industries.
Primary Activities and Trainings

Missouri has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Applied Analyst Training
• Benefits Survey
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Counselor Academy
• Consortium Benefits Survey
• Improved Career Decision-Making in a Changing World
• Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program State Advisory Committee
• Missouri Training & Employment Council, Education and Training Committee
• Tools, Technology & Techniques in Workforce Development
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools0
Middle Schools 0
High Schools 256
Community Colleges 18
4-Year Colleges/Universities 4
Other 76

Primary Resources

Missouri has published the following resources:
• Career Connections Posters
• Career Tabloids
• Federal Occupational Outlook Handbook
• Improved Career Decision-Making in a Changing World
• The Real Game Series
• Career Cluster Brochures
• What's Your Future? Job Outlook
• Missouri Choices

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The program does not report any additional funding sources.
Significant Program Partnerships

• Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
• Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
• Department of Higher Education
• Missouri Training Institute
• Division of Workforce Development
• Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Betty Brown
Missouri Department of Economic Development, MERIC
301 West High Street
Truman State Office Building, Room 580
Jefferson City, MO 65101-1517
Phone: 573-751-3616
e-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

Missouri Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Department of Economic Development

Regional Contact Information