FCS Is The Missing Piece

0Join FCCLA in Advocating for a Family and Consumer Sciences Career Cluster as Part of the National Career Clusters Framework


FCCLA's Call to Action

Together, we are advocating for adding the missing Career Cluster - a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Career Cluster within the National Career Clusters Framework. This cluster would encompass and recognize the wide-ranging impact and importance of FCS content.

Why We Need an FCS-Specific Career Cluster
FCS is the Missing Piece

FCS is a versatile cluster of programs offering diverse career opportunities, from culinary arts and hospitality management to fashion design and family services. These careers address essential workforce needs and are connected by an integrative skill set. Recognizing FCS as its own career cluster in the framework will highlight the breadth of professions students can pursue and the post-secondary programs that provide instruction past high school.

How You Can Take Action:

Collaborate with FCCLA:
Work closely with the FCS Division of ACTE, AAFCS, and FCCLA to advocate for the inclusion of an FCS-specific Career Cluster. Use the resources and data on this page to customize the draft letter to share your message on why there should be an FCS-specific Career Cluster.  Then, send your letter to the Advance CTE Board of Directors and staff.


Help us ensure Advance CTE hears our call that “Family and Consumer Sciences is the Missing Piece” in the National Career Clusters Framework.

Thank you for your dedication to Family and Consumer Sciences and the future of education. Your efforts are making a real difference.

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