The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), Programs of Study and Industry-Based Standards were developed as a multi-step process incorporating input from approximately 3,500 individuals representing K-12 education, business and industry, and higher education from across the nation.  The standards are built upon The National Career Clusters Framework.  The standards white paper is helpful if you’re trying to identify which industries are aligned with specific programs of study and the extent to which they are aligned.