CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Business Individualized Program (Development) (6746/36 weeks)

NOTE: The class size shall be limited to an average of 10 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 12 or up to an average of 12 students per class period with no class being more than 15 where an instructional aide is provided.

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

* * * NOTE: ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES SHOULD BE DEFINED BY THE STUDENT'S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN (IEP). * * *

Developing Keyboarding and Computer Skills

  1. Identify computer system components.
  2. Perform basic computer operations.
  3. Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information, using a touch system and correct techniques.
  4. Manipulate data/software/operating system, using function keys, icons, touch screens, ribbons, and drop-down menus.
  5. Use file and data management techniques such as save and open.
  6. Improve keyboarding techniques.
  7. Improve keyboarding speed and accuracy.
  8. Edit copy.
  9. Maintain workstation, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  10. Key addresses on envelopes and/or labels.
  11. Format columns and tables.
  12. Format letters, memos, and reports from prepared, rough-draft, or student-composed materials.
  13. Use available resources, references, and tools to prepare documents.
  14. Describe ergonomic guidelines related to safe computer use.
  15. Troubleshoot computer problems (e.g., cable hookups, power sources, and operational supplies).

Developing Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  1. Introduce oneself and others.
  2. Demonstrate conversation skills.
  3. Solve workplace problems.
  4. Incorporate business terms in written and oral communication.

Using Telecommunications

  1. Demonstrate telephone etiquette.
  2. Access information, using the Internet.
  3. Manage digital identity and reputation.
  4. Identify emerging trends in telecommunications.

Developing Life Skills

  1. Key numeric data, using the touch system with correct techniques to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.
  2. Round whole numbers and decimals in personal and business applications.
  3. Convert fractions to percentages and percentages to fractions.
  4. Identify the relationship between gross pay and net pay.
  5. Write numbers and letters.
  6. Verify data.
  7. Sort items.
  8. Make change.
  9. Record personal data.
  10. Complete an "EZ" income tax return form.

Copying Documents

  1. Add paper to the copier.
  2. Make copies.
  3. Scan documents.

Solving Problems Independently and in Groups

  1. Build team skills.
  2. Identify a problem.
  3. Identify potential solutions.
  4. Examine alternative solutions.
  5. Select a solution.
  6. Evaluate the outcome of the solution.

Enhancing Workplace Readiness Skills

  1. Demonstrate reading skills on a level required for employment in a chosen career field.
  2. Demonstrate math skills on a level required for employment in a chosen career field.
  3. Demonstrate writing skills on a level required for employment in a chosen career field.
  4. Demonstrate speaking and listening skills on a level required for employment in a chosen career field.
  5. Demonstrate computer literacy on a level required for employment in a chosen career field.
  6. Demonstrate reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  7. Demonstrate a strong work ethic (e.g., satisfactory attendance, punctuality, positive attitude).
  8. Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  9. Demonstrate independence and initiative.
  10. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  11. Maintain satisfactory attendance in school.

Preparing for Employment

  1. Explore jobs in a variety of careers.
  2. Create portfolio containing representative samples of student work.
  3. Prepare a résumé.
  4. Complete a job application.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate job interview skills.