Career Planning is an essential component of the educational experience for every student.
Research has shown that the lifelong process of career planning requires thinking proactively about skills, knowledge, and interests.
The Career Clusters framework helps educators connect students with their career interests and navigate their way to greater success in college and career.
The 16 Career Clusters represent a distinct grouping of occupations based on the knowledge and skills they require.
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What ARE Career Clusters?
Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow's jobs will requiremore knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow's workers must be prepared to changejobs and careers several times, continually updating their knowledge and skills. To prepare today's students for tomorrow, schools are working to help students achieve in challenging subjects. One key approach to this goal is to provide students with relevant contexts for learning. Career clusters link what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college andcareers. Career clusters identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, graduate school, and the workplace, so students can learn in school and what they can do in the future. This connection to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses. Explore and search for YOUR career by Career Cluster HERE