The hierarchy for qualification is the Regional Demand(the occupation had a entry wage equal to or greaterthan 90% of the Economic Development Region (EDR) negotiatedwage as an average of all LWIA’s in the EDR AND atleast 25 annual average job openings in the EDR);State Wide (the occupation qualified for at least5 of the Regional Demands and thus was added to allten EDR lists); Career Cluster (the occupation islisted on at least one of the six career clustersIllinois has identified as priority [data is availableunder the career clusters on the The NationalAssociation of State Directors of Career TechnicalEducation Consortium website at ]), and RegionalRequest (an LWIA received approval of a request toadd an occupation code to its EDR list based on substantiativedata and information supporting a need in the region).NOTE: Only those occupations with a Source of RegionalDemand or State Wide will be eligible for incentivebonus award under the Minimum Training Expenditurepolicy requirements.
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