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Parents, Educators and Students can use Career Clusters to investigate a wide range of career choices. Clusters make it easier for students to understand the relevance of their required courses and help them select their elective courses more wisely. As an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, Career Clusters provide the essential knowledge and skills for the 16 Career Clusters and their Career Pathways. It also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and post-secondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career.

Learn more in our Worlds of Opportunity Career Guide


  • Explore and learn about viable career paths for our region.
  • Hear from real employees on the exciting opportunities with local employers.
  • Learn about career outlooks
  • Understand the training and skills required for the job
  • Career planning resources

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Learn about careers in construction from CSE Inc. and Southern Air and their employee’s career pathways in construction.

Do you have a technical mind set? Perhaps a career in printing would be a good fit. Learn from employees at Progress Printing Plus and RR Donnelly on the career pathways.

Love being outside? Learn about a career in landscaping from Southern Landscaping Group:

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in our region. Learn how you can get your start in a career in healthcare:

Are you interested in a career that helps the environment? Learn about careers in environmental service from Bedford Regional Water Authority.

Do you enjoy working with your hands and machinery? Learn about careers in manufacturing from Banker Steel and Sentry Equipment.


The Central Region has some of the best educational institutions in the nation where you can receive world-class education. Our educational work closely with industries to understand the workforce needs and provide graduates the skills needed to enter a highly competitive workforce.

Virginia Career Works- Central Region has some of the best educational institutions in the nation where you can receive world-class education.

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