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Career Clusters. Chapter 13. Overview. What are Career Clusters? Why Career Clusters? What are the Benefits? What Resources are Available? Developing a Plan of Study. Why Do We Study Career Groups/Clusters?.
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Career Clusters Chapter 13
Overview • What are Career Clusters? • Why Career Clusters? • What are the Benefits? • What Resources are Available? • Developing a Plan of Study
Why Do We Study Career Groups/Clusters? • It is easier to study 16 groups of careers vs. THOUSANDS of individual occupations. • It will help in your career decision making by focusing your attention on general Characteristics. • To broaden your knowledge of the large number of occupations available with similar characteristics.
How Are Careers Grouped? By: • Characteristics • Similar Interests • Employment Requirements
Why? Our economy is changing to: • Technology-driven • Knowledge-based • Global • Increased employer demands
Cluster A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. Pathway Career Major Course Knowledge & Skills
A pathway is a more narrow grouping of occupations and broad industries within a career cluster. Cluster Pathway Career Major Course Knowledge & Skills
A career major is a model sequence of courses or field of study that prepares a student for a career. Cluster Pathway Career Major Course Knowledge & Skills
A course is an instructional unit that includes a set of defined competencies, a syllabus or course outline, and a measure of accountability, evaluation, or assessment. A course may be occupational, exploratory, academic, foundational, or competency development. Cluster Pathway Career Major Course Knowledge & Skills
Cluster Knowledge and Skills are specific work tasks performed on the job. They are a large enough task to be valued in and of themselves, and are measurable and observable. Pathway Career Major Course Knowledge & Skills
Instructional Framework Cluster Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Pathway Automotive Service Career Major Maintenance/Light Repair Technician Course Electrical/Electronics Introduction Knowledge & Skills DVOM Operation
Three Basic Implementation Stages Career Preparation and Planning (9-Postsecondary) Career Awareness and Career Exploration (K-8) *Exploring all clusters Lifelong Learning (K-Careers) *Cross-training, retooling within a cluster or across related clusters • Focusing on cluster • Focusing on pathway within cluster • Focusing on occupation within pathway