Career Education Strategies

Nebraska Career Education (NCE) teaches individuals to turn their passion, talent and abilities into successful careers and fulfilling lives.  We believe all students benefit by learning in context of career relevant to solving real-world problems with career and technical skills required for today’s workplace.

What do you need to know?

Nebraska Career Education offers coordinated materials and curriculum for both career development and career preparation.  NCE is high quality, rigorous and relevant instruction, enhanced with business and industry, workforce and economic development partnerships.

Excellent career exploration is to enroll in Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study aligned to career interest(s). CTE Programs of Study and Nebraska Career Academies offer contextualized, project based, experiential learning. It is a direct way to link core concepts to application in career fields. Every student benefits with career preparation.

Collaborate with local and state career educators to create a system of career readiness in your community and across our state!

NCE Model and Career Clusters

The NCE Model provides a way for:

  • students to explore the diversity of career options available to them.
  • students to begin to prepare for their career with plans for secondary and post-secondary education.
  • schools to organize curriculum into Programs of Study that prepare students for opportunities in Nebraska’s economy.

For more information and downloadable NCE Models, follow the link below:
https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/career-clusters/

To view and download the Career Clusters At-A-Glance Booklet, follow the link below:

 Career Clusters At-A-Glance Booklet

For more information and downloadable tools for each career cluster, follow the link below:

https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/careerdevelopment/nce-career-fields-career-clusters

Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

CTSOs are a direct extension of the CTE classroom Program of Study. Students in CTSOs apply classroom learning to real-world experiences in different career clusters, they are not clubs. CTSOs are connected to middle school, high school and postsecondary instructional programs and are integral to the classroom. Student involvement focuses on building career and leadership skills and provides competitive events to demonstrate skills they have achieved at local, state, and national levels. CTSOs are available in Nebraska schools spanning the entire state. Learn more at:  https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/career-technical-student-organizations-ctsos/.

Nebraska Career Connections is a comprehensive online career planning system with information and tools to use for the entire career development process. It is free and available to all Nebraskans at: www.nebraskacareerconnections.org