New Jersey Department of Education

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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey

Career Clusters: Human Services

The Human Services Career Cluster® focuses on the preparation of individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to childcare services, counseling services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

Career Pathways

  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services

Approved CTE Programs

Career Cluster Lead
Michele J. Doughty, DHEd
Office of Career Readiness
(609) 376-3897

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Labor Market Information

Technical Skills Assessments


Professional Associations

Professional Development

Presentation from the January 15, 2015 Human Services Information Session (PDF | PPTX)

Presentations presented at 2014 Summer Curriculum Institute

Presenter: Pat Hillman, Regional Education Laboratory-Mid Atlantic at ICF International

Presenter: Marlene Winsten, Regional Education Laboratory-Mid Atlantic at ICF International

Presenters: Marlene Winsten and Pat Hillman, Regional Education Laboratory-Mid Atlantic at ICF International

Presenter: Patricia Digiola-Laird, FCCLA State Advisor

Presenter: Carrin Bachowski, FCS Teacher & FCCLA Advisor, Sterling Regional High School 

Presenter: Carole Weidman, NJ- AFSC and EFACS President, Egg Harbor Township High School

Julie Laucks, Camden County Technical School
Carrin Bachowski, Sterling Regional High School
Cindy Gary, Winslow Township High School



Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Patricia DiGioia-Laird
State Advisor
Edison Public Schools, John P. Stevens High School
855 Grove Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820-2200
(732) 452-2862
Fax: 732-494-4103
New Jersey

Potential Postsecondary Connections

The following six districts piloted the first course in the Early Child Development & Services program of study model through the Career and Technical Education Partnership Grant (CTEP):

  • Camden County Technical School District
  • Matawan Regional High School
  • Sterling Regional High School
  • Winslow Township High School
  • Hudson County Vocational Technical School District