The crosswalk below shows how the Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) used to classify career and 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 occupational education.
|Exhibit 3. Crosswalk between the Secondary School Taxonomy for career and technical education (CTE), the career clusters and the postsecondary taxonomy for occupational education|
|NASDCTEc Career Clusters||Secondary School Taxonomy CTE Categories||Postsecondary Taxonomy Occupational 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
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 occupational 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 courses in business management and hospitality support courses in business support.
Source: Bradby and Hudson (2007).