Nontraditional careers are occupations or career fields in which people from one gender comprise less than 25% of the workforce due to cultural stereotypes and norms that have discouraged students from pursuing them. In order for every student to be able to fulfill their potential, we must ensure equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices. NAPE’s Explore Nontraditional Careers workshop supports educators, advisors, and administrators through a process of examination, reflection, and action to center equity as a means for supporting and encouraging students while also addressing existing barriers to success.
Secondary/Postsecondary Teachers/Staff, Administrators, Counselors, Support Staff, State Departments
Virtual or face-to-face; approach can be customized to meet the needs of educators
Examples of Impact
NAPE’s professional development solutions are designed to assist teams of educators to address specific needs related to: equitable learning environments, student academic success and ultimately, readiness to pursue high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.