9068

Career Investigations
TASKS/COMPETENCIES

Activity

Yes, No,

In Progress

 

Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

Required

1

Demonstrate creativity and innovation.

All activities

Y

Required

2

Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.

All activities

Y

Required

3

Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.

All activities

Y

Required

4

Demonstrate integrity.

All activities

Y

Required

5

Demonstrate work ethic.

All activities

Y

 

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

Required

6

Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.

All activities

Y

Required

7

Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.

All activities

Y

Required

8

Demonstrate respect for diversity.

All activities

Y

Required

9

Demonstrate customer service skills.

All activities

Y

Required

10

Collaborate with team members.

All activities

Y

 

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

Required

11

Demonstrate big-picture thinking.

CTE PPT Project

Y

Required

12

Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.

VJS

Y

Required

13

Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.

All activities

Y

Required

14

Manage time and resources.

All activities

Y

Required

15

Demonstrate information-literacy skills.

All activities

Y

Required

16

Demonstrate an understanding of information security.

Digital Literacy/typing.com

N

Required

17

Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.

Digital Literacy/typing.com

N

Required

18

Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.

VJS

Y

Required

19

Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.

VJS

Y

Required

20

Demonstrate professionalism.

 

Y

Required

21

Demonstrate reading and writing skills.

All activities

Y

Required

22

Demonstrate workplace safety.

All activities

Y

 

Addressing Elements of Student Life

Required

23

Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.

VJS

Y

Required

24

Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.

VJS

Y

Required

25

Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.

CTE PPT Project

Y

Required

26

Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Digital Literacy/typing.com

Y

 

Exploring Work-Based Learning

Required

27

Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.

VJS (Virtual Job Shadow)

Y

Optional

28

Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.

All Activities

Y

Required

29

Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.

VJS

Y

Optional

30

Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

All Activities

Y

 

Exploring Career Plan Options and Possible Destinations

Required

31

Describe education and career terms and concepts.

VJS

Y

Required

32

Explore all of the 16 career clusters.

VJS

Y

Required

33

Explore career pathways and occupations of interest.

VJS

Y

Required

34

Investigate a career within a pathway of interest.

VJS

Y

Optional

35

Explain the relationship between education/training and careers.

VJS

Y

 

Discovering More about Yourself

Required

36

Identify personal assets.

VJS

Y

Optional

37

Connect the world of work to your responsibilities as a family member, student, or community member.

 

 

Optional

38

Examine the integration of personal assets as they relate to family, school, or community activities.

VJS

Y

Required

39

Relate your skills, interests, talents, and values to a career.

VJS

Y

Optional

40

Determine the most critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in today’s workplace.

VJS

Y

Required

41

Complete a career interest assessment.

VJS

Y

 

Developing an Academic and Career Plan

Required

42

Identify short-term and long-term goals.

VJS

Y

Required

43

Research options associated with courses in your school division and regional center related to career interests.

VJS

Y

Optional

44

Apply a decision-making process to course options.

VJS

Y

Required

45

Review the student academic and career plan portfolio.

VJS

Y

Required

46

Create or review an academic and career plan.

VJS

Y

 

Communicating on the Job

Optional

47

Describe self-advocacy strategies.

 

 

Optional

48

Communicate verbally and nonverbally in a professional manner.

All activities

Y

Optional

49

Handle (make or receive) a business-related telephone call.

 

 

Optional

50

Compose professional written communication (e.g., email, digital files, memos, and letters).

CTE PPT

Y

Optional

51

Describe the importance of active listening skills.

 

 

Required

52

Troubleshoot workplace problems, issues, or conflicts to find a solution.

Digital Literacy/typing.com

N

Optional

53

Describe the importance of inviting and responding to constructive feedback.

 

 

Optional

54

Provide constructive praise and criticism.

 

 

Optional

55

Respond to praise or criticism.

 

 

Optional

56

Demonstrate public speaking skills (e.g., large group, small group).

CTE PPT Project

 

Optional

57

Demonstrate digital communication etiquette in professional settings.

VJS

Y

Required

58

Describe the privacy issues related to online communication media.

Digital Literacy/typing.com

N

Required

59

Identify privacy policies and issues related to employees using or misusing online communication media.

Digital Literacy/typing.com

N