# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career, Community and Family Connections Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Career, Community and Family Connections (8205/18 weeks)

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.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.

Reasoning for Action

  1. Analyze different kinds of reasoning (e.g., scientific, practical, interpersonal).
  2. Establish criteria for reasoning.
  3. Classify different types of concerns.
  4. Analyze the practical reasoning process.
  5. Apply reasoning processes to concerns facing individuals, families, workplaces, and communities.
  6. Demonstrate scientific inquiry and reasoning.

Examining the Family as a System

  1. Evaluate the significance of family and its effects on the well-being of individuals and society.
  2. Analyze the role of the family in developing independence, interdependence, and commitment of its family members.
  3. Identify ways the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge improves the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

Managing Family Responsibilities

  1. Analyze how career choice may affect the family's economic resources.
  2. Manage financial resources to meet the goals of individuals and families.
  3. Examine topics related to caregiving (e.g., child care, elder care).
  4. Identify coping strategies for management of work load and reduction of stress.
  5. Identify sources of familial support that aid in the management of work and family responsibilities.

Creating Caring Relationships

  1. Demonstrate respect for diversity with sensitivity to antibias, gender, equity, age, culture, and ethnicity.
  2. Analyze the effects of globalization and increasing diversity on individuals, families, and society.
  3. Demonstrate positive and caring ways to relate to others.

Examining Work as a System

  1. Identify roles, responsibilities, and rights of an employee.
  2. Identify roles and responsibilities of an employer.
  3. Identify support resources and benefits available to employees.
  4. Summarize the impact of networking, mentoring, and lifelong education on the success of an employee.

Managing Career Responsibilities

  1. Develop communication and interpersonal skills for the family and the workplace.
  2. Develop a life plan to achieve individual and family goals.
  3. Evaluate the impact of life transitions on personal, family, and work priorities.
  4. Identify factors that contribute to the efficient management of resources.
  5. Establish guidelines for organizing and delegating work.

Assuming Leadership Roles in the Community

  1. Evaluate the reciprocal effects of individual and family participation in community activities.
  2. Identify opportunities for individuals and families to fulfill community and civic responsibilities.
  3. Identify personal and family resources and skills that may be used to provide service for the community.
  4. Identify resources available to individuals and families for increasing leadership skills and civic engagement.
  5. Analyze the effects of public policies, agencies, and institutions on the family.
  6. Identify ways that individuals and families can influence change in policies, agencies, and institutions that affect them.