Why Family & Consumer Sciences?
Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education’s Vision is to empower youth to manage the challenges of living and working in our society.
Beginning with life literacy education…education to enhance the ability to make informed decisions about their lives…youth then learn how the same knowledge and skills are foundational to the people centered careers. Many agree this is vitally important to the education of our youth today as living healthy lives is key to community vitality. And people centered careers are vital to meeting the needs of human beings.
Beginning in the middle grades, Family & Consumer Sciences Education’s Mission is to prepare students for family life, work life and developing the foundational skill set of the high skill, high need people-centered careers through Family & Consumer Sciences pathways (see career examples for each):
- Design and Construction--FCS (e.g., Interior Design, and Fashion Design/Consulting, Entrepreneur)
- Education and Training (e.g., pre-K through post-secondary educator, School Counselor, Worksite Trainer)
- Hospitality & Tourism (e.g., Event Planner, Tourism Director, Chef, Entrepreneur)
- Human Services (e.g., Childcare, Social Work, Family Advocate, Credit Counselor Nutritionist, Geriatric Program Manager)