# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Life Planning Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Life Planning (8227/36 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. Tasks/competencies bordered in red are considered sensitive when marked as such, and teachers should obtain approval by the school division before teaching them.

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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.

Developing Career, Community, and Life Connections

  1. Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Describe how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Develop strategies to manage and balance work and family roles.
  4. Explain ways in which technology affects work and family dynamics.
  5. Analyze the interrelationship of individual and family goals and values to work goals and values.
  6. Analyze potential effects of career path decisions on balancing work and family throughout the family life cycle.
  7. Examine some key local, national, and global policies, issues, and trends in the workplace and community that affect individuals and families.
  8. Analyze community resources and systems of formal and informal support available to individuals and families.
  9. Apply management and planning skills and processes to organize tasks and responsibilities within the workplace and at home.

Applying Problem-Solving Processes to Life Situations

  1. Identify the various types of problems (e.g., practical, scientific, interpersonal, intrapersonal).
  2. Identify adequate, reliable information and resources for problem solving.
  3. Identify steps in practical problem solving.
  4. Implement practical problem-solving steps in life situations.

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships

  1. Identify factors that affect self-concept.
  2. Demonstrate positive self-worth in self and others.
  3. Identify characteristics of caring, respectful, and responsible relationships.
  4. Analyze the effects of dependence, independence, codependence, and interdependence on relationships.
  5. Identify skills important in building and maintaining relationships with others.
  6. Demonstrate relationship-building techniques with people of different ages, abilities, genders, and cultures.
  7. Apply strategies for conflict resolution.
  8. Evaluate available resources for help in crisis situations.
  9. Identify characteristics and strategies to create and maintain a strong functional family.
  10. Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of each family member in creating a healthy family unit.
  11. Analyze factors influencing date or mate selection.
  12. Assess personal readiness and responsibilities for partnerships (e.g., marriage, family life).
  13. Assess responsibilities and personal readiness for parenthood.

Developing a Life-Management Plan

  1. Examine the need for and benefits of a life-management plan.
  2. Analyze personal factors (e.g., values, personality traits, education, economic situations, life changes) that can alter a life-management plan.
  3. Develop a draft life-management plan that includes short- and long-term personal goals.
  4. Evaluate use of time, money, and other resources needed to achieve personal goals.

Developing Strategies for Lifelong Career Planning

  1. Analyze the significance of work.
  2. Analyze the importance of a strong work ethic.
  3. Evaluate career choices in relation to a personal life-management plan.
  4. Devise strategies for dealing with career changes.
  5. Practice job-search skills.

Developing a Plan for Financial Sustainability

  1. Explain the effects of the economy on personal income and individual and family security.
  2. Analyze consumer rights and responsibilities.
  3. Evaluate sources of consumer information.
  4. Identify the components of a financial plan.
  5. Identify factors that contribute to establishing and maintaining a good credit rating.
  6. Evaluate financial institutions and services (e.g., savings, investments, credit).
  7. Compare investment and savings alternatives.
  8. Evaluate risk-management strategies in a personal financial plan.
  9. Identify financial needs throughout the life cycle.

Examining Components of Individual and Family Wellness

  1. Identify components (e.g., physical, environmental, emotional, social, intellectual, vocational, spiritual) that contribute to wellness practices across the life span.
  2. Describe the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle and the consequences of lifestyle choices.
  3. Identify strategies to achieve and maintain wellness.
  4. Identify strategies to manage stress.
  5. Evaluate sources of wellness information.
  6. Identify wellness goals as part of a personal life-management plan.

Demonstrating Leadership Within the Community

  1. Explain responsible citizenship.
  2. Identify ethical, legal, and practical issues associated with individual actions.
  3. Evaluate social and economic conditions affecting individual, family, and community well-being.
  4. Analyze the purpose and benefits of community service.
  5. Complete a service learning project.