Career Clusters in Virginia
Career Clusters help you investigate careers and design your courses of study to advance your career goals. A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries that include multiple career pathways.
High-Quality Work-Based Learning
High-Quality Work-Based Learning (HQWBL) is comprised of school-coordinated workplace experiences that are
- related to students’ career goals and/or interests
- connected to a course, and
- performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
Trailblazers’ mission is to help you recognize all career opportunities, unrestricted by social or cultural expectations. A nontraditional career is any occupation in which females or males comprise 25 percent or less of its total employment.
Virginia Career VIEW
This site helps K–8 students explore career options, introduces the 16 Career Clusters, and provides resources and activities to enhance career development.
Virginia Education Wizard
The Virginia Education Wizard offers extensive career information, including assessment tools based on interests.
Virginia Employment Commission
The commission provides employer and job seeker services, unemployment benefits, and labor market information.