Intro To The 18 STEAM Career Clusters for CTAE

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Intro To 18 STEAM Career Clusters for Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE)

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Career & Technical Education

Community On Demand™ measures over 27 competencies that determine the employability and market value of a learner’s skillset. Community On Demand™ learning tools help learners demonstrate “cross-cutting” competencies common to most occupations within an industry. These competencies are based on the national curriculum and course standards for employability skills development established by the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Association.  

CTE Course Standard #1

CTE Course Standard #1 simply states that learners should be able to demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.  This standard is included in all courses for Career & Technical Education nationwide and requires teachers to incorporate elements of this standard into their lesson plans. Elements of this standard can be addressed with specific lessons from a variety of resources like Community On Demand™ and is advised not to be treated as a unit or separate body of knowledge but rather integrated into class activities as applications of the concept.

Why CTE Works

As a supplement for Career & Technical Education (CTE) Curricula, Community On Demand™ creates fun learning environments and meaningful work-based learning experiences to increase the technical and soft (employability) skills of K-12 youth, young adults, STEAM educators and lifelong learners.

STEAM Career Clusters

U.S. Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) Career Clusters were established at the national level and are recognizable across the United States in middle schools, high schools, community and technical colleges, and the workforce.  A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Within each cluster, there are cluster “pathways” that correspond to a collection of courses and training opportunities to prepare students for a given career.

The aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or go straight into the world of work. Students will begin to learn about potential careers in elementary and middle school so that they are ready to choose a pathway once they reach high school.  

The Community On Demand™ Game Set

The Community On Demand™ game set serves as the perfect learning tool for CTE.  Our colorful card deck  provides a skill card for each career cluster and a one-sentence description to quickly introduce the career pathways for each STEAM Career cluster. 

The aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or go straight into the world of work. Students will begin to learn about potential careers in elementary and middle school so that they are ready to choose a pathway once they reach high school.  

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