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career tech ed pathways tool for seamless educational transition

Career & Tech Ed Pathways:Tool for Seamless Educational Transition

Real World Rigor and Relevance

With High Skill, High Wage, and Higher Ed Opportunities For ALL Students

career clusters model
Career Clusters: Model
  • Organizes the occupations, within each cluster, into pathways that group the cluster occupations based on commonalities

Career Clusters: Definition

  • Career Clusters represent a grouping of
  • occupations and broad industries based on
  • commonalities
  • Instructional + Guidance Model
career clusters why
Career Clusters: Why?
  • Career-focused strategy supporting:
    • Educational reform
    • Workforce preparation
    • Economic prosperity
what career clusters do
What Career Clusters Do
  • Provide a framework that current programs slot into
  • Provide MORE career options for ALL learners
  • Provide a framework for addressing the entire world of work
  • Blend rigorous academic/technical preparation
  • Provide relevance to career planning
  • Offers options for ALL students to experience all aspects of industry
  • Facilitate/assists students with transitions
  • Enhances partnerships with Community/Industry/Higher Ed
what career clusters don t do
What Career Clusters Don’t Do
  • Take away current programs
  • Take away occupational areas
  • Track learners into a single job
  • Cause D11 to need to create new programs
career clusters educational reform
Career Clusters: Educational Reform
  • Help develop employability, academic and technical skills
  • Build a repertoire of skills within the broad context of a career
  • Enhance career guidance and transitions
  • Add relevance to the curriculum
  • Provide smoother transitions between educational levels
  • Provide for re-tooling, changing careers
career clusters benefits
Career Clusters: Benefits
  • Learners are more likely to enroll in rigorous and relevant coursework
  • Enhanced guidance services through the cluster models’ identification of many careers and their pathways
  • Aligned linkages from secondary feeder programs to academic and/or technical postsecondary education
  • Learners better equipped for successful career transitions
career clusters workforce preparation
Career Clusters:Workforce Preparation
  • Driven by local business/industry and economic development
  • Prepare the emerging workforce
  • Cross-Train/re-tool the workforce
  • Build a flexible, “Gold Collar” workforce
career clusters economic prosperity
Career Clusters:Economic Prosperity
  • The career clusters framework is the educational undergirding of industry clusters.
  • Career clusters are industry groupings of occupations with common knowledge and skills.
  • Industry clusters are geographic concentrations of related businesses and industries.
transition to 21 st century workplaces
Transition to 21st Century Workplaces

From: To:

Management Functions Centralized/Separated Decentralized/Shared

Professional/Technical Centralized/Specialized Decentralized/Integrated

KnowledgeSome Workers All Workers

Work Design Jobs Functional/Cross-

functional Teams

Organizational Structure Vertical Hierarchies Customer-Supplier

Networks

Employee Responsibility Job Task Performance Work Unit Performance

Management Business Process

Career Progression Vertical Vertical and Horizontal

Limited Range Full Range

national career clusters titles
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Architecture & Construction

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Business, Management & Administration

Education & Training

Finance

Government & Public Administration

Health Science

Hospitality & Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety & Security

Manufacturing

Marketing, Sales & Service

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

National Career Clusters: Titles
tips for getting started
Tips for Getting Started
  • Use resources to:
    • Enhance existing programs.
    • Strengthen/align programs, courses, and skill sets.
    • Serve as a career theme for career academies, small learning communities, schools within schools, charter schools, home schooling and magnet schools.
resources
Resources
  • www.okcareertech.org/iis
  • www.okcareertech.org/guidance
  • www.careerclusters.org
    • Preferred Product/Technical Assistance Providers
    • Brochures
    • Career Cluster Resources CD (only place to obtain printed copy of Knowledge & Skills)
    • Posters
    • Pathway Models
    • Plans of Study (see Plan of Study handout)
    • Interest Inventories/Surveys
    • Assessments: Workplace Readiness, Cluster Specific
  • Annual Career Clusters Institute
  • www.careervoyages.com