PA Career Standards -
PA Career Standards
PA Career Standards
PA Career Standards

Career Clusters

Career Clusters™ provide 16 groupings of occupations and career pathways that help students explore similarly grouped career options. The Career Clusters serve as an organizing tool for schools, small learning communities, academies and magnet schools to help focus curriculum and bring relevance into the classroom.

The Career Cluster initiative is coordinated by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. They provide a broad range of supporting materials for each of the clusters at their National Career Cluster website.

Arts and Communications

Designed to cultivate students' awareness, interpretation, application and production of visual, verbal and written work.

Business, Finance and Information Technology

Designed to prepare students for careers in the world of business, finance and information services.

Engineering and Industrial Technology

Designed to cultivate students' interest, awareness and application to areas related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical systems.

Human Services

Designed to cultivate students' interests, skills and experience for employment in careers related to families and human needs.

Science and Health

Designed to cultivate students' interest in the life, physical and behavioral sciences.  In addition, the planning, managing and providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information and biochemistry research development.

Funds for this Web site are provided under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) and from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.