Since the 1960s, career group resources have been used as tools for exploration and career planning in schools, learning communities and organizations across the country. Career clusters are a system that combines school planning and professional planning.
Step 1: Identify areas of interest for the race group
Career groups are groups of occupations and similar industries. When teachers, counselors, and parents work with teens, students, and adults, the first step is to complete the career group assessment. The assessment identifies the highest areas of the race group. Career assessments show the assessments of teenagers, university students and adults in one of the following 16 interests or groups:
- Agriculture, food and natural resources
- Architecture and construction
- Arts, audiovisual technology and communication
- Business, Management and Administration
- Education and training
- Government and public administration
- health sciences
- Hospitality and tourism
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Act, public safety
- Marketing, sales and service
- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Transport, distribution and logistics.
Step 2: Exploring Race Groups and Associated Careers
After identifying the most important occupational groups, teens, students and adults explore different careers and develop educational plans. The professional cluster tools used in professional and educational planning include:
LISA: a comprehensive database on professional careers
Secondary School Program
Areas of interest and skills
After completing their group assessment, teens, students and adults consult websites, career models, brochures, itineraries and high school plans. One of the most comprehensive resources in the career group is the Louisiana Integrated Skills Assessment (LISA), an Internet program. LISA allows you to explore career groups, careers, skills, training needs, etc. The LISA program has 3 steps:
In step 1, when you choose a race group, you will see a description of that group. When you select a group of professionals in step 2, you see different careers. Finally, in step 3 you will see a lot of information:
Educational needs and training.
Pedestrian crossings, eg ONET, DOT, GOE and other codes
Labor Market Information
Although LISA is an extraordinary program, in class or workshop, it requires printed material. When printed materials are used, the career model is the best place to start. The templates provide excellent summaries that list cluster definitions, path examples, paths, knowledge, and skills. Visual models show career groups, group subgroups and associated careers. Models are a great way to introduce race groups.
For presentations, workshops and group discussions, career group brochures provide additional information. Adults and teens discover the different careers available in each racial group. Teachers, counselors and parents use the booklets to consolidate any educational or professional decisions of adults and adolescents. The brochures cover topics such as:
Definition of occupational groups
Teachers, counselors, and parents use career paths to obtain more detailed information. Occupational trajectories are subgroups or areas of concentration within occupational groups. Each path contains career groups. Career groups have academic skills, technical skills, training requirements and similar training requirements. Career Paths are programs that describe compulsory secondary courses, post-secondary courses and related careers.