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Career Clusters & Pathways



Choosing a Career Cluster...

Every Career and Technical Education class falls into one of 16 career clusters.  A career cluster represents a grouping of occupations that require similar knowledge and skill.

Within each cluster, there are cluster “pathways” that correspond to a collection of courses and training opportunities to prepare you for a given career.

The 16 clusters are recognized across the United States in middle schools, high schools, community and technical colleges, and the workforce.

The career cluster that you choose should align with your career interests.  


What's your career cluster?  

Take a career assessment to find out which cluster best matches your interests.

  1. Click here to take a career cluster assessment through CFNC.  You will need to create an account if you don't already have one.
  2. Click here to take a career cluster assessment through CAREERwise.  No account is needed.
North Carolina Career Clusters
  • Career Assessment (related to Holland Code)
  • Identify career interest(s) & related Career Cluster(s)
  • Knowing your Career Cluster will assist you in choosing Relevant Courses
  • You can also search for careers by Career Cluster
  • Access to tons of information by occupation
Once you have identified the career cluster that matches your interests and abilities click on the related link below.  This "career cluster road map" will guide you when registering for courses each year.  The course selection process has changed so much over the past few years, now more than ever, there are so many avenues for obtaining high school and college credit in a career-related pathway to help you reach your goals!
Always consult your school counselor or Amber Falise, Career Development Coordinator when working on your 4 year plan.
Career Pathways
Visit the links below for the Wilkes County Schools Career Cluster Pathway documents.  
Below is an outline of CTE course offerings by each career cluster area.