Rutter's Quality Educational Consulting Group, Inc.




Our CTE programs are designed as Career Clusters, which are broad groupings of occupations/career specialties, organized by common knowledge and skills required for career success. There are 16 career clusters and 79 related pathways (sub-groupings of occupations/career specialties).  Supported by Carl D. Perkins 2006 legislation, Career Clusters are an organizing tool for curriculum design, school guidance, and a framework for seamless transition to Middle-Skill Jobs, careers and college.


Career Clusters link what adult students learn in technical school with knowledge and skills needed for success in career and general education development educational classes, as we will identify programs of study that connect General Educational Development school classes with two-and four-year colleges, graduate schools and the workplace giving our adult students many options so students can link what they learn in school and what they can do in the future. 


All RQECG courses of study are aligned to the career clusters. Each course is placed in a Career Cluster based on a set of knowledge and skills common to all careers in the entire Career Cluster. Industry-validated knowledge and skills statements of student expectations identify what the student should know and be able to do. They prepare students for success in a broad range of occupations/career specialties. Some CTE courses cross over all 16 Career Clusters. The 16 Career Clusters are:


  1. Home and Building Trades

  2. Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating (HVAC)

  3. Arts, A/V Computer Technology & Communication

  4. Plumbing

  5. Business Management & Administration

  6. Cosmetology and Barbering

  7. Education & Training

  8. Electrical-Systems Repair

  9. Healthcare-HCR and Introduction into Nursing

  10. Welding-WLD

  11. Automotive and Body Repair

  12. Adult Classes in Our Community

  13. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  14. Culinary Arts

  15. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  16. Dental Hygienist


Combined with other academic offerings, Career and Technical Education assists all enrollees with career goals and high school graduation requirements. Adult students are to have career development plans outlining courses to be taken to meet a tentative career objective and obtain a high school diploma and a State Certified License/Certificate of training to meet the employability standards in a skilled trade area.