Clusters of occupations and careers that are combined together because many of the people within them share similar interests and strengths.
Broad groupings of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment requirements call for many common interests, strengths and competencies.
Coordinated sequences of study including academic, work-based, and community-based experiences that represent a focus on a student's career interest. Local districts will have three options for developing career pathways for their students: 1) single pathway (academy model); 2) multiple pathways (through career clusters or other method); or 3) individualized pathway. Go to Career Pathways Material
See Occupational Clusters
Career pathways are road maps, jointly produced by a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to practitioners, educators, and employers, showing the connections between education and training programs and jobs in a given sector at different levels. These "maps" also include the specific competencies required. A career pathway is a set of connected courses and programs that often enables students to combine school and work to advance over time to higher paying jobs and higher levels of education and training, including degrees and credentials.