Career Pathways provide the essential knowledge and skills for the Next Gen 16 Career Pathways and their Career Pathways. It is a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and postsecondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. It helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Agriculture includes the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and resources.

Architecture & Construction Arts
Careers in architecture and construction can include designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining of the built environment.

Audio/Visual Technology & Communications
Careers in this cluster may include the following skills: designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Business Management & Administration
Careers in this cluster may involve planning, organizing, directing and evaluating essential business functions in every sector of the economy.

Education & Training
Careers in the Education and Training cluster include the planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

Government & Public Administration
Planning and performing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

Health Science
Health Science careers focus on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development for all living beings.

Hospitality & Tourism
Careers in hospitality focus on management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

Human Services
Human/personal services prepares individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to personal care and consumer services.

Information Technology
Careers in this cluster focus on design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Careers in the Public Safety cluster may involve planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety and protective services and homeland security.

Careers in the Manufacturing & Logistics cluster may involve planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

Marketing, Advertising & Design
Planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Planning, managing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Careers in transportation could include the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

Foundation skills needed for academic and technical literacy are:
Career Development
Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Information Technology Application
Legal Responsibilities
Safety, Health, and Environment
Social Studies
Personal Finance