- Career Clusters
Resources for 16 nationally-defined career clusters are provided. The clusters are grouped in a career pathway model as one example of how a school could organize the 16 clusters into 5 manageable pathways for middle and high school students.
Pennsylvania Labor Market Data
A guide to all of Pennsylvania's Workforce Information
A comprehensive listing of materials available from the PA Department of Labor and Industry including links to the Career Guide and its teacher's manual called the Pennsylvania Resource Guide, the PA Occupational Outlook Handbook, local wage data and predictions for occupational demand. Start here to explore PA data.
Careers in Demand: Statewide and Regional High Priority Occupations
The most current lists of regional and statewide high priority occupations.
PA County Level Employer Data
The top 50 employers by county and demographic and economic profiles of each county in PA are availabe as well as short and long term occupational and industry projections.
Navigating Pennsylvania's Workforce System
A brief guide to the national, state and local workforce development system with details on Pennsylvania's current workforce initiatives: Industry Clusters, High Priority Occupations, Industry Partnerships, Regional Career Education Partnerships, PA Youth in Transition, WIA Youth Programs, and a listing of key websites. This is a must read!
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National Careers Data and Information
- State's Career Cluster Initiative
The State's Career Cluster Initiative website is the clearinghouse for Career Clusters research, products, services and technical assistance for implementation of the States' Career Clusters Framework for lifelong learning. The 16 career clusters link what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. Career clusters identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, graduate school, and the workplace, so students can learn in school and what they can do in the future. This connection to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses.
- O*Net OnLine
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
Funds for this Web site are provided under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) and from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.