Career and Technical Education

817 Bill Beck Boulevard

Phone: 407-518-4580 / Fax: 407-870-4632

Melanie Stefanowicz

Executive Director

Human Services

If you're interested in helping others look and feel their best, cosmetology maybe for you.  Professionals in the cosmetology field provide services such as hair and beauty care for their clients.  Other human services workers such as manicurists, pedicurists, shampooers, and skin care specialists provide specialized beauty services that help clients feel good about their appearance.  All states require cosmetologists to be licensed.

Our mission:
Human Services prepares students for family life, work life, and careers in family and consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and vocational preparation.

 

Do you enjoy helping other people?
Are you sympathetic to people in unfortunate situations?
Do you like to help people feel better and look better?
Would you enjoy teaching people to improve their lives?
Do you believe it is important for consumers to be protected from fraud?
Do you enjoy shopping and organizing parties?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you might enjoy a career in the Human Services Career Cluster. You might succeed in one of these careers:

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Wedding Consultant *
Massage Therapist
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Consumer Advocate *
Social Worker
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Food Pantry Organizer *
Preschool Teacher
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Child Development Specialist *
Counselor
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Home Care Aide *
Mental Health Counselor
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Cosmetologist *
Emergency & Relief Worker
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Funeral Director *
Adult Day Care Worker

Jobs in the Human Services Career Cluster involve tending to families and to human needs.

Human Services empowers individuals and families throughout their life to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The challenges individuals face throughout their lives include balancing personal, home, family and work lives; acquiring marketable skills to be successful in life management, employment, and career development; promoting optimal nutrition and wellness; and managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families. In today’s society there are more two-career families than ever before and the number of personal bankruptcies has risen 400 percent in the past 25 years. Human Services can give individuals the practical knowledge, critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments.

Our vision: is to empower students and families to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society, focusing on families, work, and their interrelationships.

Career Technical Student Organizations

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is a national organization promoting personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development; creative and critical thinking; interpersonal communications; practical knowledge; and career preparation. FCCLA offers many quality programs and activities that encourage students to set career goals, develop self confidence, and learn about the problems and opportunities inherent in balancing the family and a career. In addition to competitive conferences, students have the opportunity to attend regional and state workshops which provide leadership, teaming, and problem-solving development.

Middle School Courses
The following Career and Technical Education courses offered at the middle schools prepare the students to enter their chosen Career Pathway. This Career Pathway leads them toward the Program of Study available at the high school level.

Life Choices and Career Planning (Denn John Middle, Neptune Middle)
Personal Development and Career Planning (Denn John Middle. Horizon Middle)

Programs of Study
A Program of Study (POS) contains suggested coursework, certificates, on-the-job training, postsecondary education options, and extended learning experiences within a career cluster. The following list contains the Human Services Programs of Study available at schools within Osceola County. By clicking on the Program name, you can download the POS for that particular program.

Nails Specialty (Zenith Career Center)

Career Cluster Brochure
Download the brochure for more information regarding the Human Services Career Cluster.



Career Cluster Resource Matrix
The Career Cluster Resource Matrix identifies the skill standards, curriculum, and assessments. Download the Matrix for more information regarding the Human Services Career Cluster.

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