Career Clusters. Sheila Anderson May 14, 2008. What are Career Clusters?. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) has identified 16 career clusters representing career opportunities for the 21st century economy.
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May 14, 2008
The States’ Career Cluster Initiative
Charles Losh, Ph.D.
"Career clusters assist counselors in individualizing students' education plans to help students achieve career goals."
-Nancy Fleming, Assistant Superintendent, David (UT) School District
“Our 16 broad career clusters will help students enhance the link between the knowledge they acquire in school and the skills they need to pursue their dreams. Without limiting students, career clusters help them focus on an area of interest or a possible career path."
-Richard W. Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
College and Career Preparation
This can be done using Guidance Central assessments at www.sd.bridges.com.
Career cluster assessments are also available-see sample on next page.
Sample of Career Cluster Assessment
Taken from My Life Teacher’s Guide
South Dakota DOE Sample
Program of Study