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Career Pathways

Arizona FCCLA State and National Programs and Competitive Events support CTE students' development of knowledge and skills, enhancing the classroom experience and career pathway initiatives. FCCLA is integrated into Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and is intracurricular, exposing students to work-based learning, business and industry networks, and industry-recognized certifications.

FCCLA members explore career opportunities and build real world skills by developing projects, engaging and participating in events, and competing regionally and nationally for scholarships and awards. Through participation in FCCLA and exploration of FCCLA's four Career Pathways, members acquire many skills to be college and career ready, including academic knowledge, technical expertise, and a set of general , cross-cutting abilities called "employability skills."

In addition, through FCS education, FCCLA members learn real world skills that are transferrable to any career pathway they choose, these real world skills include:

  • Applied Academic Skills: Communication, Math, Science, Basic Literacy

  • Critical Thinking Skills: Problem Solving, Organization & Planning

  • Resource Management: Time, Money, Materials & Personnel

  • Information Use

  • Communication Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills: Leadership, Teamwork & Negotiation

  • Personal Qualities

  • Systems Thinking: Teamwork & Project Management

  • Technology Use

 

Human Services

The Human Services Career Pathway prepares individuals for employment in careers that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer sciences.

Possible careers include:

  • Child, family, or school social worker

  • Director of childcare facility

  • School counselor

  • Sociologist

  • Social services worker

  • Personal or home care aide

  • Leisure activities counselor

  • Recreation worker

  • Consumer credit counselor

  • Personal financial advisor

  • Consumer goods or services retailing representative or buyer

  • Cosmetologist, hairdresser, or hairstylist

 

Hospitality and Tourism

The Hospitality and Tourism Career Pathway includes the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.

Possible careers include:

  • Restaurant, food service, lounge, casino, coffee shop, or catering owner, operator, or manager

  • Hotel, motel, resort or bed and breakfast owner, operator or manager

  • Tour company owner, operator or manager

  • Meeting and convention planner

  • Interpreter or translator

  • Tourism and travel services marketing manager

 

Education and Training

The Education and Training Career Pathway involves planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services.

Possible careers include:

  • Superintendent, principal, or administrator

  • Teacher or instructor

  • Preschool or kindergarten teacher

  • Clinical, developmental, or social psychologist

  • Social worker

  • Counselor

  • Teacher assistant

  • Parent educator

  • Child care worker

  • Coach

  • Recreation worker

  • Sign language interpreter

 

Visual Arts and Design

The Visual Arts and Design Career Pathway involves designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Possible careers include:

  • Stage designer

  • Fashion/apparel designer or illustrator

  • Interior designer

  • Home furnishing coordinator

  • Textile designer or chemist

  • Costume designer

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