FCCLA members explore career opportunities and build real-world skills by developing projects, engaging and participating in events, and competing regionally and nationally for scholarships and awards. Through participation in FCCLA and exploration of the 4 FCCLA Career Pathways, members acquire skills to be college- and career-ready to include academic knowledge, technical expertise, and employability skills.
An integrated FCCLA program into the FCS curriculum exposes students to work-based learning, business and industry networks, and industry-recognized certifications.
Individuals prepare for employment in careers that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
Individuals prepare for careers related to the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Individuals prepare for careers that involve planning, managing and providing education and training services and related learning support services.
VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN
Individuals prepare for careers enabling them to design, produce, exhibit, perform, write, and publish multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
FCCLA members learn real-world skills that are transferable to ant career pathway they choose. These skills include: applied academic skills, critical thinking skills, resource management, information use, communication skills, interpersonal skills, personal qualities, systems thinking, and technology use.