• Career Clusters

    Career clusters assist students as they prepare for college and careers. The following are the current 16 career clusters, as represented by the Louisiana Department of Education.

    • Agriculture & Natural Resource
    • Architecture & Construction
    • Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
    • Business & Administration
    • Education & Training
    • Finance
    • Government & Public Administration
    • Health Science
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Human Service
    • Information Technology
    • Law & Public Safety
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail/Wholesale Sales & Services
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (S.T.E.M.)
    • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

    These 16 clusters represent all career possibilities. They are an ideal way of organizing instruction in Tech Prep, career academics, work based learning programs, and smaller learning communities. Magnet and charter schools and high schools are restructuring around career themes.

    The partnership approach gives business and industry a seat at the table, helping schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for multiple career options within each career cluster.

    Employers and industry groups can partner with schools to contribute to the development of high academic and technical standards that help students prepare for work and help workers keep their skills up to date. Employers gain workers prepared to learn new skills, adjust to technological change, and advance in their careers.

    If you or your business would like to host a student in a Job Shadow, please contact Destrehan High School at:

    Phone - (985) 725-0620
    Fax - (985) 725-0656