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.

Acquiring Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy Skills

  1. Identify individual personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, and learning style.
  2. List individual interests, aptitudes, and abilities.
  3. Identify the importance of social and emotional skills in the workplace.
  4. Identify individual career skills that are based on personal hobbies and interests.
  5. Identify current characteristics and skills that every employee should have.
  6. Identify a personal goal and a professional goal.
  7. Identify reasons for self-advocacy.

Exploring the Concept of Work

  1. Define the terms work, joboccupation, career, and profession.
  2. Determine the most critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in today’s workplace.

Researching Career Opportunities

  1. Complete a career assessment.
  2. Identify the purpose of the Career Clusters, pathways, and occupations.
  3. Identify an occupation for further investigation.
  4. Identify the nature of work for a selected occupation.
  5. Identify the working conditions for a selected occupation.
  6. Identify the employment outlook and projections for a selected occupation.
  7. Identify the training and qualifications required for a selected occupation.
  8. Identify the potential earnings for a selected occupation.
  9. Identify the education and training opportunities for a selected occupation.
  10. List related occupations within and outside a chosen Career Cluster.
  11. Review an Academic and Career Plan portfolio.
  12. Create or review an Academic and Career Plan.

Exploring Job Acquisition Skills

  1. Identify valid job search websites and online tools.
  2. Identify levels of professional attire, appearance, and hygiene expectations.
  3. Describe expectations for a job interview and follow-up communications.
  4. Identify the components of an online digital and a hard-copy job application form.
  5. Identify the procedure for obtaining professional references.
  6. Identify personal contacts who might be used as references.
  7. Identify the benefits of networking for personal support and success.

Developing Ethics

  1. Describe ethical issues common to the workplace.
  2. Describe workplace harassment and bullying.
  3. Describe appropriate boundaries for using digital and social media.
  4. Identify reasons for maintaining ethical behavior.
  5. Define honesty and integrity.

Adapting to the Workplace

  1. Identify behavior expectations at home, school, and work.

Acquiring Customer-Service Skills

  1. Identify customer-service skills.
  2. Identify customer-service behaviors and attitudes.
  3. Identify problem-solving behaviors and attitudes.

Communicating on the Job

  1. Demonstrate how to follow directions.
  2. Demonstrate active listening skills.
  3. Respond to constructive feedback.
  4. Identify examples of public speaking opportunities in the workplace.
  5. Identify the importance of professional communication etiquette.

Working Safely with Technology

  1. Identify equipment and technology specific to potential work environment, including workplace accommodations.
  2. Demonstrate digital communication devices used in professional settings.
  3. Identify communication media used in the workplace.

Acquiring Life Skills

  1. Identify skills essential to living independently.
  2. Describe the steps in the decision-making process.