Age Appropriate Career Explorer Models
Before taking any decision, it is advisable to be aware of the different options we have available. Career Decisions should be no different. However given the vast and fast changing world of work, it becomes difficult for us to choose a specific occupation from a large career list or a career library, ranging from a few hundreds to a few thousand options. Most popular assessments recommend us to look at a few (top 5 or 10 or 15) of these specific occupations based on our results. But is this really the right way to take the most important decisions of our life ?. Research suggests otherwise and that’s where career exploration models help. You can watch this video to understand these exploration models further !!
Paths, Cluster & Pathway ( Students )
World of work is divided into 6 career paths that are further divided into 16 clusters and further into pathways. These contain occupations in the same field of work requiring similar skills. Paths an cluster model is useful for career exploration by students.
Occupational Roles ( Professionals )
The entire world of work can be divided into around 1016 specific occupational roles and these are linked to the paths, cluster and pathways. Model is useful for exploration by industry entrants and professionals for in depth analysis.
These career exploration models divide the entire set of occupations (also referred as a career taxonomy) available in the world of work, comprehensively and accurately into broad level career paths and then further as career clusters and pathways . With only a small number of paths, clusters to explore our tasks become easier as we can now know the entire world of work and can then systematically explore suitable occupations.