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Career Clusters & Pathways

A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. The 16 Career Clusters organize academic and occupational knowledge and skills into a coherent course sequence and identify pathways from secondary schools to two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools, and the workplace. Students learn in school about what they can do in the future. This connection to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses.

Career Cluster Pathway Program of Study Application (CPPSA)

Career Pathway Program of Study Application TrainingPDFNew to Pathways? This power point provides training on how to create a new pathway application and/or provide new information to maintain an older one.
Pathway Deletion FormDOCThe Pathway Deletion Form should be filled out and submitted to the Pathways Help Desk if your district no longer wants to maintain a pathway or receive the funding associated with this pathway.
Pathways Application ChecklistPDFNew to Pathways? This checklist will help everyone with how to create new pathways or submit maintenance information on old pathway applications. It is a step by step guide.
Pathways Student Data Management ChecklistPDFPathways Student Data Management Checklist provides a step by step procedure guide for assigning and updating students to Pathways.
Pathways Student Data Management TrainingPPTPathways Student Data Management Training provides instruction on how to assign and update students in Pathways, which is a required process when receiving Perkins' funds.
Pathways User's GuidePDFIncludes instructions and examples on how to do all the necessary functions of creating a pathway application and maintaining a pathway for the district. Required Student Data Mgmt. collection procedures are included.
Section IIA - Occupation ListPDF 

Career & Technical Education Information Documents

Authenticated ApplicationLinkLink to the Kansas State Department of Education Authenticated Applications website.
Blank Program of StudyDOC 
CPPSA Workday for New StaffMP4November 2020. Presentation for CPPSA training workshop.
CTE Documentation Reference SheetPDFThis document explains what items need to be retained locally and what needs to be submitted to KSDE.
Pathway SMART Goal ExamplesPDFSMART goal examples from Ag Pathways
Pathways Student Data Management PresentationPPT 
Pathways Student Data Management PresentationLinkYouTube video
SMART Goals for Pathway Improvement PlansPDFGuidance for developing SMART goals for a pathway.
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