CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Career Investigations (9068/9 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 Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

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 Career Plan Options and Possible Destinations

  1. Describe education and career terms and concepts.
  2. Explore all of the 16 career clusters.
  3. Explore career pathways and occupations of interest.
  4. Investigate a career within a pathway of interest.
  5. Explain the relationship between education/training and careers.

Discovering More about Yourself

  1. Identify personal assets.
  2. Connect the world of work to your responsibilities as a family member, student, or community member.
  3. Examine the integration of personal assets as they relate to family, school, or community activities.
  4. Relate your skills, interests, talents, and values to a career.
  5. Determine the most critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in today’s workplace.
  6. Complete a career interest assessment.

Developing an Academic and Career Plan

  1. Identify short-term and long-term goals.
  2. Research options associated with courses in your school division and regional center related to career interests.
  3. Apply a decision-making process to course options.
  4. Review the student academic and career plan portfolio.
  5. Create or review an academic and career plan.

Communicating on the Job

  1. Describe self-advocacy strategies.
  2. Communicate verbally and nonverbally in a professional manner.
  3. Handle (make or receive) a business-related telephone call.
  4. Compose professional written communication (e.g., email, digital files, memos, and letters).
  5. Describe the importance of active listening skills.
  6. Troubleshoot workplace problems, issues, or conflicts to find a solution.
  7. Describe the importance of inviting and responding to constructive feedback.
  8. Provide constructive praise and criticism.
  9. Respond to praise or criticism.
  10. Demonstrate public speaking skills (e.g., large group, small group).
  11. Demonstrate digital communication etiquette in professional settings.
  12. Describe the privacy issues related to online communication media.
  13. Identify privacy policies and issues related to employees using or misusing online communication media.