Career Cluster Industry Classification Added to Student Entry Form

As students begin completing and filing out the entry form for the business idea, there will be a new section to pay close attention too. To give the BIG Idea Committee a better understanding of what kind of industries students are interested creating businesses in, we are adding a drop-down list of the 16 Career Clusters that are used to classify businesses into industries. This will not be a require field on the entry form, but would be a great opportunity for students to learn about all the different industries that are out there.

The 16 Career Clusters that students will be able to choose from:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

More details and examples of these 16 Career Clusters can be found under the Students Menu on the Helpful Tips tab (document named Industry Classifications).