What is a Non-Traditional Occupation?
Any occupation in which women or men comprise 25% or less of the occupation’s total employment force is considered non-traditional. This definition comes from the U.S. Department of Labor and refers to individuals working in a specific occupation.
Non-Traditional Support Group
Students entering the freshman class are encouraged to explore all career/technical areas with an open mind. Non-Traditional options are discussed throughout the year while students are going through the exploratory process. Once the students enter a non-traditional program, they can attend monthly meetings with other non-traditional students from all grade levels and two faculty advisors. The meetings cover the reasons for choosing non-traditional careers, student discussions around actual experiences, and equal education and employment opportunities. The group also participates in trips to colleges and has guest speakers come into talk about their professional experiences. It is important for students to learn about programs and supports that exist beyond high school.