North Carolina Career Clusters Guide

A Joint Publication of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the
North Carolina Community College System


The North Carolina Career Clusters Guide is a resource tool for career planning and preparation. The guide introduces students to Career Clusters and their related pathways. Whether planning for high school, college, the workforce, or a career change, students can use the guide to determine a path that will help them reach their academic and career goals. Students will be able to create a realistic career plan tailored to their career interests as well as be prepared for a globally competitive workforce.

The North Carolina Career Clusters Guide is divided into three major sections—1) a career exploration section, 2) detailed information on each of the 16 career clusters, and 3) a section on educational preparation that includes North Carolina resources to help students prepare for their careers.

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