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Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Career Pathways provide a way for students, parents, and staff to look at course sequences and instructional programs in relation to students' career interests. Career Pathways are multi-year programs of academic and technical study that prepare students for continuing education and work. Programs of Study are the sequences of courses that align with preparation for a career area and post-secondary education. Illlinois' Career Cluster Model provides a framework to assist schools in increasing students' awareness of career options and the education, training, and related experiences that will support pursuit of their career interests. The States' Career Cluster web site provides a valuable framework in the development Programs of Study for your school in each of the Career Pathways More »

 
Programs & Plans of Study Power Point

Programs & Plans of Study Power Point

To help schools begin to see the relationship of individual planning and the development of personal plans to study

These programs of study, once completed will play an extremely useful role in helping students develop rigorous, yet relevant personal plans of study. More »

 
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (Click Here to OPEN)

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (Click Here to OPEN)

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

OPEN this article to access the Programs of Study, Knowledge and Skills Charts, and Plan of Study for the below Career areas. The PDF form will have Web Site links to all of the possible Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources professions, along with Curriculum and Career tips.

Food Products and Processing Systems

Plant Systems

Animal Systems

Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Natural Resources Systems

Environmental Service Systems

Agribusiness Systems More »

 
Career Clusters, Career Pathways, and Programs of Study Power Point!

Career Clusters, Career Pathways, and Programs of Study Power Point!

What are Career Clusters?

Career Clusters are groups of occupations and industries that have in common a set of foundational knowledge and skills. There are 16 nationally recognized clusters, within which are multiple career pathways.

What are Career Pathways?

Career Pathways are multi-year programs of academic and technical study that prepare students for a full range of postsecondary options within each of the 16 clusters. Currently, there are 81 nationally recognized pathways, each with specific pathway knowledge and skills.

What are Programs of Study (POS)?

Programs of Study are sequences of courses that incorporate a non-duplicative progression of secondary and postsecondary elements which include both academic and CTE content, curriculum alignment to challenging standards, rigorous content, and lead to the attainment of an industry recognized credential, certificate, or degree. More »

 
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