• Classes found in the Architecture and Construction Cluster are focused on Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

    Career Clusters are 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 postsecondary 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.

    Employment Projections: 2014-2024*

    The Architecture & Construction cluster employed approximately 281,100 Virginians in 2014 and is projected to employ about 25,400 more Virginia workers in 2024, for a total of about 306,500. This represents approximately 9 percent growth in Virginia over the decade, which is similar to the 9 percent average growth anticipated nationally among all occupations in this cluster, as based on Trailblazers analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor StatisticsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.