Education & Training

This career cluster prepares for careers in providing, supporting and managing the education and training of millions of learners. It encompasses ages from pre-school through adults; varies from informal to formal settings; and provides for the skills necessary for initial entrance as well as updating skills to advance within the job or train for a different one.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Learning Strategies – Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • Instructing – Teaching people how to do something
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Speaking – Talking to others
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions

Career Pathway


Science and Mathematics Pathway

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Administration and Administrative Support

Teaching/Training Pathway

Family and Community Services Pathway

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