Career Clusters

There are 16 Career Clusters™ and 79 related pathways (subgroupings of occupations/career specialties). Supported by the 2006 Perkins legislation, Career Clusters™ are an organizing tool for curriculum design, school guidance, and a framework for seamless transition to career and college. All NC CTE courses align to the Career Clusters™. Each course is placed in a Career Cluster based on a set of knowledge and skills common to all careers in the entire Career Cluster. Industry-validated knowledge and skills statements of student expectations identify what the student should know and be able to do. They prepare students for success in a broad range of occupations/career specialties. Some CTE courses cross over all 16 Career Clusters™.

To find out more about Career Clusters visit: NC Career Cluster Guide

To see the CTE Pathways for Mitchell High related to career clusters click here.

For Interactive Career Planning related to career clusters visit: Guide for Career Planning