What are career pathways? Career pathways are broad groupings of careers that share similar characteristics and employment requirements. Almost all occupations fall into one or more of the career pathways. Workers within a career pathway often share many common interests, strengths and competencies.
The pathways are:
- arts and communication
- business, management, marketing and technology
- engineering manufacturing and industrial technology
- health sciences
- human services
- natural resources and agri-science.
Career pathways help students become aware of the broad range of career options available and of the need to continue learning throughout their adult lives to be prepared for career opportunities in a rapidly changing workplace.
Understanding career pathways allows students to see greater relevance between their selected classes and their future careers. These connections result in improved student achievement and greater student interest.
Career pathways allow students to realistically prepare for promising careers based on their personal strengths, abilities and interests.They provide a system that creates well-marked "paths" of sequenced courses, and provide both focus and direction to a student's learning experience.