Sector Strategies

Maps by Industry Sector

The following maps are organized by Industry Sector.  Some maps may be listed in more than one sector. The maps created are a small representation of the occupations available within these sectors and do not necessarily reflect the only possible path available.  Please view the 20 Ways to Use Career Pathway Maps for suggestions and ideas.  If you would you like to customize your own Career Pathway Map, use these templates for either a One Point Entry or Various Entry Points.   A comprehensive list of focus sectors for all the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Areas can be found in the PA Sector Focused List.

Sector Strategies Toolkit Outlines

The below outlines were developed to offer sector-focused electronic resources for adult education practitioners, students, and workforce development partners. These Outlines can be used for contextualized lesson planning, career exploration and career awareness activities, and research. The intent of these resources is to provide a dynamic online resource that can grow to meet the needs of local programming. The Outlines are a collection of sector-specific information ranging from definitions to job descriptions to workplace videos. Specific examples from manufacturing and healthcare, including alignment with College and Career Readiness Standards, are included in these archived resources.

Sector Strategies Toolkit Outlines User Guide 2017

Architecture and Construction



High Priority Occupations

Job Descriptions

Labor market data

Facts about Construction Careers

Required skills, knowledge and abilities

Required/desired degrees and/or certifications

Regional training providers

Sector-based grants/scholarships

Career pathway maps

Career posters

Journal and magazine articles

Authentic materials (visit local employers)

Vocabulary lists

Curricular/lesson examples


Marketing, Sales, and Services