All occupations fall into one of six Career Service Areas that break down into a total of 16 Career Clusters.
Once a student has identified a service area they are interested in, they can learn about the career cluster(s) that fall within that area. Each cluster represents a group of careers that require similar knowledge and skill sets.
Career clusters are a great tool for organizing career options and help give students a guide for the things to consider when exploring pathways and occupations within the cluster.
Here are the 16 CAREER CLUSTERS organized by service area:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing
- Architecture and Construction
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management
- Education and Training
- Human Services
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Government and Public Administration
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Kuder Navigator, the district’s career information system, helps students explore and prepare for various options after high school. Students take assessments beginning in middle school that identifies their interests, skills and work values that are matched up to career clusters, pathways and occupations.
Students login to Kuder Navigator through the Clever Portal.
Students can generate a Parent Access Code from their Navigator account that parents use to establish a parent account.
The Future Ready Iowa website directly connects students to tools for finding education, training and jobs beyond high school. It uses Labor Market Information to identify the number of jobs, the average median income and what training is required within a geographically determined distance.
Educational Support Leader