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H1B- Target Occupations

To reduce the need for foreign workers under the H-1B visa program, PRTEC has designed its programs to support industries and occupations in demand in our regional economy comprised of the seventeen municipalities of the “Porta del Sol” (hyperlink to other PRTEC website area where the 17 municipalities are mentioned and a map is presented.
According to recent data, a wide range of industries may meet these criteria in local and regional areas around the country. PRTEC Ready to Work grant will focus on high-growth industries and occupations defined as those that: 1) are projected to add substantial numbers of new jobs to the economy; 2) are being transformed by technology and innovation requiring new skill sets for workers; 3) are new and emerging businesses that are projected to grow; or 4) have a significant impact on the economy overall or on the growth of other industries and occupations.

The following list includes a sample of PRTEC’s RtW® Partnership Grant H1-B target occupations.  Grant training efforts will be directed to capacitate eligible workers on the skillset associated with private sector’s currently available job openings aligned with the H1-B target occupations below.

Technology Occupations
Computer System Analyst
Computer Programmers
Computer Occupations, All Other
Software Developers Applications
Computer & Information Systems Managers
Network & Computer Systems Admin
Database Admin
Managers, All Other

Engineering & Science
Biological Scientists
Biochemist and Biophysycists
Biological Scientists
Biological Technicians
Industrial Engineers
Materials Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Civil Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Sales Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Electronics Engineers
Engineers , All other
Architectural and Engineering Managers, All Other
Marketing Specialists
Marketing Managers Management Analysts
Market Research Analysts
Human Resources
Business Operations Specialists
Financial Analysts
Financial Managers
Financial Specialists, All
Sales Managers
General and Operations
Accountants and Auditors
Managers, All Other

Graphic Designers
Managers, All Other

Medical and Clinical
Medical and Health Services
Medical Scientists
Laboratory Technologists
Health Diagnosing and Health Specialties Teachers,
Treating Practitioners
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Physicians and Surgeons
Internists, General
Managers, All other


Preschool Teachers
Elementary School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Secondary School Teachers
Special Education


Labor Relations
Technical Workers


Commercial and Industrial Designers
Public Relations Specialists


Skill Development (Pre-interview) Training Opportunities
On-the Job Training Opportunities

OJT can bridge the divide between unemployment and employment by addressing gaps in an individual’s skills and what is required for a particular occupation. Individuals who participated in OJT in the past have demonstrated improved labor market attachment and enhanced job tenure, as illustrated by higher rates of job placement and retention. OJT also offers participants a “learn and earn” training option, allowing individuals to learn new skills while earning a regular paycheck.
OJT is distinguished from other types of workplace training, including customized training, in several ways: (1) participants are hired (or employed) and earn wages from employers during training; (2) it is based on an individualized training plan that reflects the results of an individual skills assessment and analysis of job requirements; (3) training is conducted in the workplace under the direction of one or more of the employer’s supervisory personnel; and (4) PRTEC pays the employer a reimbursement to cover the extraordinary costs of the training. OJT has specific requirements which are detailed in Section IV.E.6 Funding Restrictions. One of these restrictions specifies that incumbent worker training does not qualify for OJT.
b. Paid Work Experience
Work experience is defined as a planned and structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited period of time. For the purposes of this SGA, work experiences are required to be paid work experiences for long-term unemployed workers. Under this SGA, paid work experience has specific requirements which are detailed in Section IV.E.6 Funding Restrictions. One of these restrictions specifies that incumbent worker training does not qualify for paid work experience