This cluster prepares for careers in providing, supporting, and managing the education and training of millions of learners. It encompasses ages from preschool through adults; varies from informal to formal settings; and provides for the skills necessary for initial entrance as well as updating skills to advance within the job or train for a different one.
Administration and Administrative Support workers provide direction, leadership and day-to-day management of educational activities in schools, preschools, daycare centers, colleges, universities, businesses, and industries, correctional institutions, museums, job training, and community service organizations.
Professional Support Services workers represent a variety of highly specialized occupations that are critical to our education and training system. Counselors, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists and audiologists assist with personal and family needs, mental health assistance, educational goals, and career decision making.
Teaching and Training workers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate learners, as well as understand their educational and emotional needs. Teachers must be able to recognize and respond to individual differences in diverse learners, and employ different teaching/training methods that will result in higher learner achievement.