Illinois Career Cluster Framework

Finding the best way for students to learn and achieve success is of utmost importance to the State of Illinois and the nation as a whole. College and career success is critical to our national and state economy and has become a national priority. Career and Technical Education has been central to this call for greater college completion and the credentials that CTE provides to both traditional and nontraditional student populations and has emerged as one of the most important elements in the completion agenda throughout the country. The Illinois Programs of Study (POS) framework uniquely positions the state to achieve the goal of fully articulated curriculum from secondary to postsecondary education and to ultimately meeting the call for greater college and career success.

Illinois Career Cluster Model

Key Concepts and Definitions

Guiding Principles and Design Elements