CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Energy and Power (8448/36 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.

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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.

Introducing Energy

  1. Describe types of energy and their uses.
  2. Describe the flow of energy from source to consumer.
  3. Define energy.
  4. Demonstrate the use of tools and applications common to jobs in energy industries.
  5. Demonstrate the use of instruments to measure units.
  6. Convert units of measure.
  7. Analyze renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
  8. Explain energy conversion.

Exploring Sources of Energy

  1. Describe the procurement and reclamation processes (for each source).
  2. Analyze continuous supply and intermittent supply.
  3. Describe byproduct management associated with the use of each source.

Generating Electricity

  1. Describe the conversion of energy sources (all sources) to electricity.
  2. Describe the electric power generation equipment and systems.

Transmitting Electricity and Energy Sources

  1. Describe the electric transmission network, or grid.
  2. Distinguish among the various lines used for transmission typical to Virginia.
  3. Analyze schemes for transmission and grid protection and management.
  4. Describe the transmission of natural gas.
  5. Describe pipes and pressure used in the transmission of natural gas.
  6. Analyze schemes for protection and management of pipelines.

Distributing Electricity and Energy Sources

  1. Describe the electric distribution network.
  2. Demonstrate the use of personal protective equipment used in distribution.
  3. Analyze schemes for distribution system protection and management.
  4. Describe distribution of natural gas.
  5. Explain safety issues related to natural gas distribution.
  6. Analyze schemes for protection and management of natural gas distribution systems.

Preparing for Careers in the Energy Industry

  1. Examine jobs related to energy.
  2. Earn the OSHA 10 card.
  3. Participate in a mock interview.
  4. Prepare a résumé or portfolio.