Career Clusters

Career Clusters 2017-01-19T19:50:18-05:00

There are 16 career clusters leading to various career pathways. Instructors can incorporate these clusters into curriculum design and instruction. Adult education services will include workforce preparation activities and training for specific occupations; this will allow students to achieve their educational and career goals. For a listing and description of these career clusters, please click on the link below.

Career Cluster Pathways

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Lesson Title Make Someone Happy
Unit Title This is My Happy Place
NRS Level Level 3; Level 4; 
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students often go into a workplace without knowing the expectations. This lesson will check reading comprehension and will create an idea of a model employee for the hospitality field. Beginning with a broad overview of the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster, students are introduced to the terminology, careers, required skills, and technologies associated with each pathway in the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: read and comprehend two articles and write/deliver a compare/contrast essay.

Student Target

“I can read and comprehend two texts about hospitality jobs and write a compare/contrast essay.”

CCR Standards
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
    c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
    d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
    b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
    c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
    d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.8 Interact with others in a professional manner.

  • E.9 Analyze self-performance to better understand strengths and areas for improvement.