16 Career Clusters

High school education is much more than taking a collection of courses and subjects to graduate. It is preparing a pathway of skills and knowledge for further education and a career. All courses require a common set of skills including:

  • Active Listening
  • Communicating
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Resourcefulness
  • Time Management
  • Writing

The ability to speak a World Language is also a significant, desirable, and beneficial skill to prepare for your future.

Career clusters group skills, interests, and other features into work or career areas to help you make your high school experience meaningful preparation for the future. Norwich Free Academy has identified 16 career clusters outlined by the State of Connecticut and by Hobson’s Naviance, an online suite of career and college planning tools available to students at MyNFA>Students.

The Clusters include:

  • 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, Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

NFA has aligned courses, subjects, clubs and activities with related careers, college majors, and skills to help you craft a program that is uniquely yours to pave a path to your future.