Cluster Title: Career Education
Cluster Title is the career cluster for the CTE concentrator career pathway.
It is submitted with CTE program information for CTE concentrators in 11th and/or 12th grade in association with a career pathway (IAC code).
Districts will continue to identify CTE concentrators on their end. Schools may submit more than one Cluster Title for a CTE course, if applicable.
USES: The Cluster Title field collects broad information about the student completing a career pathway offered by the school.
Career Education FAQs & Use Cases: For more specific information and scenarios, see the Career Education FAQs & Use Cases page.
What does a Career Pathway mean? Career pathways are a series of connected courses aimed at helping students navigate and prepare for employment and training after high school. Providing career pathways for students means that education and training align with the needs of the local job market, provide a range of secondary and postsecondary options, result in a secondary high school diploma, and help students enter or advance within an occupation. A Cluster is defined as one of the nationally adopted 16 career clusters. There are 79 career pathways amongst the clusters. Schools identify career pathways by Instructional Area Codes (IAC).
Career Clusters: Career clusters are broad occupational groupings that serve as an organizing tool, categorizing common knowledge and skill sets for secondary and post-secondary education. Career clusters blend rigorous academic and technical preparation, provide for career development, offer options for students to experience all aspects of a business or industry, and facilitate students and educators with ongoing transitions. Practitioners interpret Career Pathways to be a subset of skills obtained within a cluster.
For more information, view the Career Clusters and Pathways webpage.
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