The crosswalk below shows how the Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) used to classify career/technical education (CTE) at the high school level can be linked to the career clusters developed by the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and to NCES' postsecondary taxonomy for classifying career education.
|Exhibit 3. Crosswalk between the Secondary School Taxonomy for career/technical education (CTE), the career clusters and the postsecondary taxonomy for career education|
|NASDCTEc Career Clusters||Secondary School Taxonomy CTE Categories||Postsecondary Taxonomy Career Education Categories|
|Family and Consumer|
General Labor Market
|Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||Agriculture and Natural Resources||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Arts, AV Technology and Communications||Communications and Design||Communications and Design|
|Information Technology||Computer and Information Sciences||Computer and Information Sciences|
|Health Science||Health Sciences||Health Sciences|
|Business Management and Administration||Business Support||Business Support|
|Business Management||Business Management|
Engineering and Mathematics1
|Engineering Technologies||Engineering, Architecture,
and Science Technologies
|Architecture and Construction||Architecture|
|Construction||Manufacturing, Construction, Repair, and Transportation|
|Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics||Repair|
|Human Services||Consumer Services||Consumer Services|
|Hospitality and Tourism2||Culinary Arts|
|Education and Training||Education||Education|
|Library Science||Public, Legal, and Social Services|
|Government and Public Administration||Public Administration|
|Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security||Legal Services|
|Protective Services||Protective Services|
1 In the Secondary School Taxonomy, engineering courses are included in the academic curriculum. In the postsecondary taxonomy, science technologies are included in the career curriculum in years prior to 2008, but are included in the academic curriculum in 2008 and more recent years.
2 This category can be only partially linked to the Secondary School Taxonomy because the latter includes hospitality management and support courses in business management and business support categories.
Source: Bradby and Hudson (2007).