Career Cluster Jobs or careers that are closely related There are 16 career clusters.
Career Ladder VERTICAL movement between jobs Related careers, each one requiring more qualifications than the previous one.
Career Lattice Contain both vertical and lateral movement between jobs Reflect more closely the career paths of today's work environment.
Job Description A brief explanation of a particular job including duties, qualifications needed and opportunities.
Job Shadowing Short-term educational experience Student is paired with an employee of a business, industry, or agency By “shadowing” the employee, the student becomes familiar with the duties associated with that occupation.
Cooperative Education For students age 16 and older Student works part-time and goes to school part- time School credit is received for both the on-the-job training and classroom components.
Apprenticeship For students ages 16 and older Learn a trade under the guidance of an expert.
Service Learning Combines community service with career and academic learning goals Students provide volunteer service to the local community.
Post-secondary Education Community college –offer trade degrees or 2-year Associate degrees Colleges/Universities –4-year or Bachelor degree –Advanced degrees: Masters and PhD Technical schools/institutes –Offer training in specific careers.
Certifications and Licensing AIA: American Institute of Architects NSPE: National Society of Professional Engineers ASLA: American Society of Landscape Architects ASID: American Society of Interior Designers
Hourly Pay Employee is paid based on the number of hours worked Must keep a record of time worked Usually if the employee does not work they do not receive pay.
Commission Employee is paid based on a percentage of the amount of sales Example: Bob is paid based on the amount of merchandise the customer buys. If Bob works all day and does not sell anything, he does not receive money for working that day.
Salary Employee receives a set amount of money for performing their job duties They must work until their job duties are complete Do not receive overtime pay but they may be paid for vacation and sick days.
Your Career….. Pick a career that you would like outside of high school. Decide what type of career cluster it falls under. Create a career ladder for your future career. Have at least 5 steps. List 5 other jobs that might create a career lattice with the career of your choice. Find a job description of your chosen career. Find the salary range for your career.