TCIDS Information for Parents

Parents, this website has an interest survey, career database, institution database, career videos, student and parent resources.

The information on the site will help guide and prepare your child for college and post secondary options.

Tennessee Career Information Delivery System
What are Career Clusters?

The United States Department of Education recently established 16 broad Career Clusters that reflect a new direction for education. The State of Tennessee, Division of Vocational-Technical Education, in accordance with this unique plan, has identified groups of occupations within these 16 categories that have similar attributes. Each cluster can be used as an organizing factor to assist students, administrators, counselors, teachers, and parents in identifying interests and setting goals for the future.

With over 700 different careers to choose from, it is often difficult for students to focus their varying interests. Dividing the job market into clusters should help future career possibilities more clearly. Career clusters are occupations that are grouped together because persons employed in these professions have similar interests and strengths. Selecting a cluster to explore provides a variety of opportunities to pursue.

We encourage you to visit the website TCIDS with your child to explore these 16 Tennessee Career Clusters.
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video, Technology, and Communication
  • Business, Management, and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales, and Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

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