Nontraditional Clusters

Nontraditional Occupations or fields of work are occupations in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the total individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work. Examples include careers in computer science, technology and other emerging high skill occupations.

The Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act of 2006 focuses on encouraging the participation and completion in career areas underrepresented for a specific gender. In the table below, cluster areas marked with “F” are considered nontraditional for females. Cluster areas marked with “M” are considered nontraditional for males.

Cluster Code Description Gender
CEAGFNRS Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources F
CEARCCON Architecture & Constriction F
CEAVCOMM Communication Arts F
CEBUSMGT Business Management & Administration
CEEDUCAT Education & Training M
CEENEG Energy & Engineering F
CEFINANC Finance
CEGOVTPA Government & Public Administration F
CEHEALTH Health Sciences M
CEHSPTOR Hospitality & Tourism
CEHUMAN Human Services M
CEINFOTE Information Technology F
CELPSSC Law, Public Safety, Security, and Corrections F
CEMANUFA Manufacturing F
CEMARKET Marketing
CETDWL Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics F

Research & Resources

Strategic Plan for Overcoming Barriers to Career Education (PDF) – 2009

Updated April 25, 2022 2:57pm