Tennessee's Career Clusters are organized into 16 broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels and are aligned with the U.S. Department of Education's structure of Career and Technical Education. Career Clusters identify the knowledge and skills needed to follow a pathway toward career goals and provide a context for exploring the many occupational options available. Note that each cluster is divided into different pathways that are grouped by the knowledge and skills required for occupations in these career fields.
Our 16 Career Clusters are further divided into programs of study. You can find definitions for CTE Programs of Study, TDP Elective Focus Areas, CTE Completers, and more on our FAQ page.