• Career Clusters


    The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) Career Cluster Awareness HB 713 mandates a minimum course of study in career education in grades K-12. The grade specific career awareness activities list as an indicator on the College and Career Ready Performance Index have been developed to assist students with career awareness. Elementary counselors play a part in making successful transitions into satisfying college and career ready options.

    The DOE developed 17 elementary career clusters with activities to go with them for the implementation of the CCRPI appropriate for the career development indices. All activities in elementary school are grade/age-appropriate. Each year from first to fifth grade, students will learn about three or four different clusters. Then, in fifth grade, students will complete a research project on the career that interests them the most. 

    Below are the 17 career clusters listed by grade level:

    First Grade 

    • Agriculture, Food, and Security
    • Law, Public Safety, and Security
    • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

    Second Grade

    • Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
    • Education and Training
    • Health Science

    Third Grade

    • Energy Systems
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Human Services

    Fourth Grade

    • Architecture and Construction
    • Manufactoring
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    • Business Management Administration

    Fifth Grade

    • Finance 
    • Information Technology
    • Marketing
    • Government and Public Administration