# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Culinary Arts Specialization Task 420644054

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify postsecondary education opportunities.


Identification should include options such as
  • community colleges
  • colleges and universities
  • apprenticeship programs
  • on-the-job training opportunities
  • the military
  • opportunities provided by professional organizations (e.g., American Culinary Federation, International Flight Services Association, School Nutrition Association, and National Restaurant Association).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does postsecondary education contribute to career success?
  • What are the benefits of an advanced degree, training, or certification?
  • How does networking play a role in finding postsecondary opportunities?
  • How can one evaluate a postsecondary education option?
  • What qualifications and abilities are needed for postsecondary success?
  • How can one demonstrate initiative when pursuing advanced study opportunities?
  • What background knowledge is needed to succeed in postsecondary studies?
  • What are the long-term benefits of postsecondary education?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Career Connection: My Career


Career Connection: My Life


Career Connection: My Path


Career Connection: My Skills


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Working on Working


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation


Check the national FCCLA portal.




Event Management


Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation


Interpersonal Communications


Job Interview




Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze career paths within the food production and food services industries.