Courses of Study: Career Cluster

Career Cluster Electives, Grade 9 - 12, Cooperative Education Seminar, 2009

1.) Identify components required for a career portfolio.

•  Demonstrating the ability to create or update a career portfolio
Examples: work evaluations, completed job or college applications, work samples

2.) Demonstrate skills related to preparing for job opportunities.

Examples: résumé, employment letter, interview skills

3.) Apply employment skills necessary to obtain and maintain jobs.

Example: exhibiting positive work attitudes and behaviors

4.) Apply ethical behavior in the workplace.

•  Critiquing workplace issues, including conflict resolution, diversity, attendance, and interpersonal skills
5.) Distinguish ethical from unethical actions in the workplace.

6.) Identify employment laws and regulations.

Examples: local, state, and federal laws and regulations

•  Recognizing specific work-related rules and regulations
7.) Demonstrate skills needed in managing personal finances, including maintaining personal checking and savings accounts, evaluating available credit sources, and preparing state and federal income tax forms.

8.) Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills through participation in career and technical education student organization (CTSO) activities.

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

9.) Explain skills required for success in a specific career.

•  Applying relevant mathematics and communication skills in the workplace
•  Identifying opportunities for continuous learning and advancement in the workplace
10.) Demonstrate job skills as listed on the student's personal training plan.

•  Performing job skills to industry standards
11.) Demonstrate workplace safety practices.

12.) Use correct procedures for maintaining records related to employment.

•  Submitting documentation of required reports, including wage and hour report and work schedules
13.) Relate work-based learning experiences to the student's career objective or pathway.

14.) Demonstrate skills necessary to obtain a business and industry recognized work-readiness credential.