Courses of Study: Career Cluster

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Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1.) Explain how to research and select career opportunities.

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Compare the relationship between educational achievement and career planning.

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3.) Demonstrate how to locate, evaluate, and interpret career information for a specific career.

•  Identifying educational requirements for a specific career
•  Utilizing career resources, ladders, and webs
•  Explaining advantages and disadvantages of self-employment
•  Recognizing employment trends
•  Analyzing the impact of population, climate, and geographic location on occupational opportunities
Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4.) Determine personal responsibility for making educational and career choices.

Examples: demographics, local resources, professional training, formulating career plans, retraining and upgrading skills, exploring school and community resources, comparing education and job opportunities

•  Examining the effect of work on lifestyles
Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 9
Learning Activities: 3
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5.) Apply skills needed for seeking, obtaining, maintaining, and changing jobs, including preparing a résumé, completing job applications, participating in a job interview, and dressing and grooming for the workplace.

•  Accessing detailed information about job openings and opportunities
Examples: skills required for a full or part-time job; working conditions, benefits, and opportunities for change

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6.) Explain the importance of effective communication skills in the workplace.

Examples: listening strategies, oral and written communications, proper business etiquette, informal presentations and discussions, proficiency in speaking standard English

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7.) Demonstrate mathematical computation skills in the workplace.

Examples: costs and time; ratios and percentages; tables, charts, and graphs; distance, weight, area, and volume

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Identify ethical and unethical behavior and actions in the workplace.

•  Describing legal issues affecting business, including affirmative action; sexual harassment; local, state, and federal laws; and workplace regulations, including the Occupation, Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Explain leadership skills and practices.

•  Identifying appropriate leadership styles
•  Discussing effects of communication in various settings
Examples: pairs, small groups, teams, large groups

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10.) Apply leadership skills though participation in career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities.

Examples: setting goals; conducting meetings; participating in conferences, workshops, competitions, and civic and community service activities

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 1
11.) Identify behaviors that promote effective teamwork.

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 1
12.) Determine uses, capabilities, and limitations of technological tools for achieving personal and workplace needs.

•  Utilizing common tools, equipment, machines, and materials required for a selected job
•  Assessing results of investigations related to uses and limitations of technological tools
Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
13.) Interpret a company's vision and mission statements, goals, and objectives with regard to a specific career objective or pathway.

•  Describing products and services offered by a specific company
•  Identifying rights and responsibilities of employees and employers
Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 1
14.) Evaluate opportunities to obtain business and industry-recognized work-readiness credentials.

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
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15.) Explain economic principles and concepts fundamental to entrepreneurship.

Examples: goods and services, supply and demand, private enterprise, cost-profit indicators, trends

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
16.) Differentiate among types of employment documents and records.

Examples: tax documentation, contract information, personal income, worker's compensation, social security, pay procedures, deductions, net pay, fringe benefits, electronic fund transfers

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
17.) Formulate a workplace safety plan.

Examples: preventing illness or injuries, communicating safety information, identifying hazards, performing basic first aid, identifying safe work attire

Career Cluster Electives (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Workforce Essentials
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
18.) Describe how worker safety regulations protect employees and employers.