Education Support Professionals (ESP) are critical members of the education workforce. There are more than 2.8 million ESP in our nation’s public schools and colleges. One out of every 3 public school employees is an ESP. ESP meet the needs of the whole student, ensuring quality education. ESP are represented in the following 9 career families: Clerical Services, Custodial and Maintenance Services, Food Services, Health and Student Services, Paraeducators, Security Services, Skilled Trades, Technical Services, and Transportation.