Overview of the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster
There are seven career pathways in this career cluster:
- Foreign Service
- National Security
- Public Management and Administration
- Revenue and Taxation
For this career cluster, paths may include courses from other career clusters. For example, agricultural jobs will fall under the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster; airport jobs under Transportation, Distribution and Logistics; and maintenance jobs under Architecture and Construction. Therefore, when working with students pursuing a career in government or public administration, it is important to remember that their career path may include courses from other career clusters.
To help students learn more about careers in Government and Public Administration, download and distribute the Government and Public Administration College and Career Planning Guide. The guide makes an excellent critical reading assignment for students enrolled in a practicum course in this career cluster.
The work-experience for this cluster must be a direct mentorship by individuals in professional settings such as government, national security, or foreign service. As part of the practicum, students must complete a project using analytical problem-solving techniques and document the knowledge and skills attained in a professional portfolio.
Legal and Safety Considerations
Depending on the nature of the placement, some training stations may require:
- background checks;
- security clearances;
- safety and security training; and
- non-disclosure agreements.
Take a moment to bookmark the Texas CTE Resource Center website. Later, be sure to explore curriculum guidelines and instructional resources for the Local, State, and Federal Government Career Cluster.
Take a few moments to bookmark the CTSO websites below to explore later.
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Take a moment to bookmark the links to explore later.
Texas Business and Technology Educators Association (TBTEA)
Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA)