Presentation on theme: "Career Clusters An Overview. Objectives Overview of Career Clusters Benefits of Career Clusters."— Presentation transcript:
Career Clusters An Overview
Objectives Overview of Career Clusters Benefits of Career Clusters
Career Clusters A Model That... PREPARES PREPARES students for a broad range of career options CONNECTS CONNECTS what is learned in school to what is needed for success in college and careers, thus helping to motivate students
Sources: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (2004) Missouri Department of Higher Education
36.4% Overall, 36.4% of Missouri students take remedial courses in college Of those % are students at two-year institutions 21.1% are students at four-year institutions Source: Missouri Department of Higher Education 2007 Missouri High School Graduates Performance Report Replaces Remediation With Rigor and Relevance Why?
Defining Career Cluster Framework Elements Career Path Career Cluster Career Pathway Program of Study Plan of Study
Tying It All Together Elementary - Career Awareness PATHS
Tying It All Together Intermediate & Middle School Career Exploration PATHS & CLUSTERS
Tying It All Together High School Career Preparation and Application 5 Pathways within Health Science: Therapeutic Services Diagnostic Services Health Informatics Support Services Biotechnology Research & Development CLUSTER & PATHWAYS
Career Cluster Model Knowledge & Skills This level shows the knowledge and skills needed.
Knowledge and Skills Academics Communications Problem Solving & Critical Thinking Information Technology Technical Skills Leadership & Teamwork Safety, Health & Environment Ethics & Legal Responsibilities Employability & Career Development
Career Cluster Model Pathways There are three Pathways in this Career Cluster. (certificates and degrees)
Career Cluster Model Occupations The third level shows occupations of that Cluster Pathway.
The Big Picture
Personal Plans MSIP An individual planning system is in place.
Personal Plan of Study (sample)
Personal Plan of Study (page 2)
Strategies Learning should be student centered Use a variety of instructional strategies (Rigor) Make Connections (Relevance) Teach with Relationships in Mind Involve community members to offer first-hand opportunities for students to see how their studies can impact their future lives Bridge the Gap between Career and Technical Education and academic teachers
How Career Clusters Benefit Students? Motivates Motivates them to take rigorous courses. awarenes Increases their awareness of opportunities in the career field. connection Helps them to make a connection between school and work. Organizesfocus Organizes their coursework with a focus. Personalizes Personalizes their school environment.
Career Clusters Benefits Educators Schools Parents Postsecondary Counselors Employers and Industry Groups
Career Development Becomes a Lifelong Process PASTPRESENT/FUTURE VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONCAREER EDUCATION For Some StudentsFor All Students For a Few JobsFor All Careers 6 to 7 “Program Areas” 6 Career Paths 16 Clusters 79 Pathways In Lieu of Academics Aligns to and Supports Rigorous Academics High School Focused High School, College and Business & Industry Partnerships