NASDCTEc led the effort to incorporate green- and sustainability-related knowledge and skills standards into the existing National Career Clusters Framework, with support from a U.S. Department of Education grant. These standards followed a format used in the 2008 Knowledge and Skills Statements and represent an addendum to the statements.

These green/sustainability-related knowledge and skills have been identified to assist states and local programs to prepare individuals for green occupations by incorporating these knowledge and skills standards into the 16 Career Clusters. Further, specific standards also were developed for six Career Cluster areas that are likely to experience the greatest need for green workers: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.

  • Green and Sustainability Knowledge & Skills Statements: A PDF document that provides the Knowledge & Skills Statements for resulting from the Infusing Green Standards project. The document provides all of the development statements, performance elements, and sample indicators for six of the Career Cluster areas and a set of cross cutting expectations intended for all areas of instruction.
  • Green and Sustainability Resource List: The PDF document provides references to additional resources recommended by the Technical Working Group (TWG) members within the each of the six Career Cluster areas that developed Green/Sustainability statements. The resource does not imply accuracy of links or represent endorsement, but are provided as a resource
  • Technical Working Group Members: The PDF document identifies the Technical Working Group members that contributed to the development of the Green/Sustainability Knowledge & Skills Statements.
  • Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills Statements: Connecting to the Curriculum August 16, 2012 Webinar: This co-sponsored webinar will present an overview of the process and resources associated with the development of Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills statements in six Career Clusters that are now available for use by states and local schools districts. Participants will learn the details of how the statements were developed, review the developed statements, obtain information about accessing additional resources, as well as hear about strategies for implementing the standards. Presentation PowerPoint and Recording