# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Programming NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development Correlation by Task

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
90 Identify careers in the information technology industry. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Analyze a specific career cluster, using a variety of research tools (e.g., college career centers/counselors, professional and trade associations, career fairs, informational interviews, print media, and the Internet). ♦ Describe the impact of the global economy on jobs and careers. ♦ Evaluate several occupational interests, based on various criteria (e.g., educational requirements, starting salaries, and career ladder opportunities). ♦ Identify employment opportunities in international trade. ♦ Relate career interests to opportunities in the global economy. ♦ Use a variety of research tools (e.g., computer-assisted programs, newspapers, books, professional and trade associations, informational interviews, job shadowing, career fairs, and the Internet) in the career exploration process.
91 Describe ways that computer programs can be used in business and industry. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Explain how the needs and functions of society influence the nature and structure of work. ♦ Explain the concept of transferable skills within and between career clusters. ♦ Identify community businesspeople and describe career opportunities in their professional fields. ♦ List and describe the contributions of various types of occupations in the community (e.g., banker, realtor, police officer, teacher, and firefighter). ♦ Use a variety of research tools (e.g., computer-assisted programs, newspapers, books, professional and trade associations, informational interviews, job shadowing, career fairs, and the Internet) in the career exploration process.
92 Create or update a résumé. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Develop a career portfolio of items including resumes, sample cover letters, letters of recommendation, examples of work and technical skills, awards, and documentation of extracurricular activities and community service activities.
93 Investigate information technology educational and job opportunities. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Conduct the job search. ♦ Demonstrate the ability to research prospective employers and jobs using all available resources (e.g., print media, on-site and telephone interviews, job shadowing, internships, job fairs, and Internet research). ♦ Describe electronic and telecommunication job search tools (e.g., Internet job banks; electronic resumes; and electronic, telephone, and videoconferencing interviews). ♦ Maintain an organizational and tracking database for the job search.
94 Assemble a professional portfolio. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Develop a career portfolio of items including resumes, sample cover letters, letters of recommendation, examples of work and technical skills, awards, and documentation of extracurricular activities and community service activities.
95 Describe basic employment activities. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Create a personal website for the presentation of the career portfolio. ♦ Demonstrate appropriate interviewing techniques through participation in mock or actual interviews. ♦ Demonstrate the ability to complete an online job application accurately. ♦ Demonstrate the ability to describe personal skills to interviewers. ♦ Demonstrate the ability to prepare and transmit electronic resumes and cover letters that meet business standards. ♦ Describe electronic and telecommunication job search tools (e.g., Internet job banks; electronic resumes; and electronic, telephone, and videoconferencing interviews). ♦ Describe strategies for negotiating conditions of employment. ♦ Describe the criteria for evaluating job offers. ♦ Discuss effective strategies for handling rejection. ♦ Experience paid/unpaid work opportunities in one or more career clusters through various opportunities (e.g., job shadowing, mentoring, e-mentoring, internships, cooperative work experiences, and community service). ♦ Explain the importance of appropriate interview follow-up techniques. ♦ Explain the importance of personal appearance and grooming in the workplace. ♦ Identify appropriate factors for evaluating job offers and deciding whether to accept or reject them. ♦ Identify steps to prepare for an interview. ♦ Identify techniques for negotiating monetary and benefit compensation. ♦ Model behavior that contributes to a successful interview. ♦ Prepare paper and electronic resumes and cover letters.
96 Deliver an oral presentation of the professional portfolio. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Present the career portfolio. ♦ Use evolving technologies to enhance the career portfolio.
97 Identify potential education and employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome those barriers. NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development: Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills for working with and for others. ♦ Demonstrate personal qualities related to employability (e.g., promptness, ability to get along with others, dependability, willingness to ask questions, respect for diversity, and communication skills). ♦ Describe different cultural behaviors and expectations. ♦ Describe how physical, intellectual, and cultural diversity can strengthen workplace effectiveness. ♦ Describe ways tasks and the workplace environment can be structured to accommodate the diverse needs of workers. ♦ Discuss advantages and disadvantages of entering nontraditional occupations. ♦ Discuss and demonstrate the skills necessary to function as a member of a diverse workforce (e.g., diplomacy, patience, willingness to compromise, and ability to listen). ♦ Discuss social and economic factors that have resulted in changing career patterns for a diverse workforce.