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Career Pathway

Career Pathway

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Published by: Fredrick Oshogbunu Ovakporaye on Apr 18, 2011
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SOmEThing fOr EvEryOnE
The Career Pathway Handbook  
Natural Resources 
Why ip burgers, when you can eed the world?
Health Services 
Why punch a clock, when you can keep the human body ticking?
Check out  
Why answer to the chie executive ofcer, when you can be one?
Discover the possibilities in 
Public and Human Services 
Why ollow the crowd, when you can lead it?
Build your future in
Industrial and Engineering Technology 
Why hang out at the mall, when you can design one?
Express yourself in
 Arts and Communication 
Why sing in the shower, when all the world’s a stage?
Pathways 101 
What Are Career Pathways?
Career Pathways are broad groupings o career specialties/occupations that have common skills and knowledge.Career Pathways provide a context or exploring career options at all levels o education and a ramework orlinking learning to the skills and knowledge needed or uture success.
Where Should Career Pathways Be Used?
Career Pathways provide an ideal organizing tool at all educational levels—kindergarten through college—toguide career exploration and planning activities, to ocus teaching and learning, and to link education withrelevant real-world experiential activities.
How Many Career Pathways Are There?
Hawai‘i has six Career Pathways:
Arts and Communication• Business
Health ServicesNatural ResourcesIndustrial and Engineering TechnologPublic and Human Services
How Are Career Pathways Developed?
Educators and representatives from business and industr collaborated to determine which occupations belongin each Career Pathwa. Each Career Pathwa moves from a core area that includes business/industr standards
common to the occupations within the Career Pathway to more ocused clusters o work-related unctions orspecic occupations.
How Can Career Pathways Be Used?
One use or Career Pathways is as a tool or career exploration. For younger children, the Career Pathways
posters can be used as an aid for career exploration. Identifing various occupations within each Career Pathwa
is a good start to developing career exploration activities. Older children and adults may nd that taking the
interest inventor (RIASEC) in this booklet helps them explore Career Pathwa options.
While career exploration is valuable or all students, special needs students such as second language learners
or those with disabilities have limited role models and ma face stereotped expectations. Introducing students
to broad career pathways, and the numerous career clusters and occupations within, expands the list o careerpossibilities or all students.
At the secondar and postsecondar levels, Career Pathwas provide curriculum standards that meet businessand industr requirements. Implementing these standards will ensure student attainment of a high level of
academic and technical skills and a seamless transition rom secondary to postsecondary education as well as
a satisfing career. To obtain a cop of the core, cluster, and occupation area business and industr validatedstandards that have been established for each Career Pathwa, visit the Ofce of the State Director for Careerand Technical Education website at www.hawaii.edu/cte.
Hawai’i‘s Career Pathway System
Understanding the Basics
Something or Everyone

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