Career Clusters Illuminate Learning and Earning

Workforce SolutionsYou may have heard the term “Career Clusters” and wondered what it is. Career Clusters is a college and career readiness initiative that groups similar occupation types and helps prepare students for their career of choice. The Career Cluster Initiative began in 1996 and brought education and industry training together so students could graduate with the job-ready skills needed to compete in the workforce. There are 16 different clusters that students can explore based on their own interests and aptitudes. In some cases, students can even take a personality test to see which cluster appeals most to them.
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Not Blood Splatter Forensics but Locally Demanded

mikeIntroducing System and Process Operators. Read any front page across the nation in the last couple months and it’s the same story over and over: the recovery is slow and not enough jobs have been created. Political candidates keep outlining how they will create more jobs as the president is trying to sell another jobs plan. And still the unemployment rate sticks at high levels. It has become an all-too-familiar story these days—Americans want more and better jobs. Luckily for the Houston region, there’s plenty to go around. With strong industrial ties to energy, Houston continues to thrive with a large pool of jobs for a wide range of skilled workers. Continue reading “Not Blood Splatter Forensics but Locally Demanded”