The Government says its new Vocational Pathways programme will help school students choose a career and work towards employment, while achieving better results.
The Government announced five Pathways on Thursday, including Construction and Infrastructure, Manufacture and Technology and the Primary Industries.
Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation chief executive Ruma Karaitiana says they will show students which industries their results are best suited to.
Mr Karaitiana says they will also help students select the subjects most useful to their chosen careers.
He says the Vocational Pathways will provide direction for about 70% of secondary school students who do not go to university.