What is a Career Cluster?
A Career Cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Within each Career Cluster there are a collection of courses and training opportunities that prepare students for several career opportunities. For example: If my chosen Career Cluster is Health Science my potential career options may include: doctor, nurse, veterinarian, dentist, lab technician, physical therapist, athletic trainer & more.
There are 16 total nationally recognized Career Clusters (sometimes referred to as a pathway) established at the national level that are recognizable across the United States in middle schools, high schools, community and technical colleges, and the workforce.
Kelso High School Career Cluster Offerings
At Kelso High School, the 16 national pathways have been combined into 6 Career Clusters more closely aligned with current course offerings. Students are encouraged to revise their High School and Beyond Plan each year with a selected Career Cluster. Students are encouraged to selected their courses as align to their selected Career Cluster.
Business, Information Tech, Finance
Business, Management and Administration
STEM, Transportation, Manufacturing
Science Technology Engineering and Math
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Architecture and Construction
Human Services, Hospitality, Education
Hospitality and Tourism
Education and Training