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Standard 1- Career Development
Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.

Key Idea 1 - Students will learn about the changing nature of the workplace, the value of work to society, and the connection of work to the achievement of personal goals.


Standard 2- Integrated Learning
Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.

Key Idea 1 - Integrated learning encourages students to use essential academic concepts, facts, and procedures in applications related to life skills and the world of work. This approach allows students to see the usefulness of the concepts that they are being asked to learn and to understand their potential application in the world


Standard 3a - Universal Foundation Skills
Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.

Key Idea 1 - Basic Skills - Basic skills include the ability to read, write, listen,
and speak as well as perform arithmetical and mathematical functions.

Key Idea 2 - Thinking Skills - Thinking skills lead to problem solving, experimenting, and focused observation and allow the application of knowledge to new and unfamiliar situations.

Key Idea 3 - Personal Qualities - Personal qualities generally include competence in
self-management and the ability to plan, organize, and take independent action.

Key Idea 4 - Interpersonal Qualities - Positive interpersonal qualities lead to teamwork and cooperation in large and small groups in family, social, and work situations.

Key Idea 5 - Technology - Technology is the process and product of human skill and ingenuity in designing and creating things from available resources to satisfy personal and societal needs and wants.

Key Idea 8 - Systems - Systems skills include the understanding of and ability to work within natural and constructed systems.

Standard 3b - Career Majors
Students who choose a career major will acquire the career specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.

The Arts
Key Idea 4 - Personal Qualities - demonstrate the skills necessary to function and interact effectively in a variety of settings within the arts/humanities.

Business/Information Systems
Key Idea 3 - Information Management/Communication - prepare, maintain, interpret/analyze, and transmit/distribute information in a variety of formats while demonstrating the oral, nonverbal, and written communication skills essential for working in today’s international service-/information-/technological-based economy.

Key Idea 4 - Business Systems - demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness
of business, social, and economic systems/subsystems.

Key Idea 5 - Resource Management - identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources (e.g., financial, materials/facilities, human, time) in demonstrating the ability to manage their lives as learners, contributing family members, globally competitive workers, and self-sufficient individuals.

Health Services
Key Idea 2 - Health Care Systems - understand the current health care system and its
impact on health careers.

Key Idea 4 - Legal and Ethical Responsibilities - know the importance of performing their role in the health care system in accordance with laws, regulations, policies, ethics, and the rights of clients

Key Idea 5 – Safety - identify safety hazards in a health care setting and prevent illness or injury through safe work practices.

Key Idea 7 - Interpersonal Dynamics - interact effectively and sensitively with all other
members of the health care team in order to provide high-quality client care.

Engineering Technologies
Key Idea 2 – Technology - demonstrate how all types of engineering/technical organizations, equipment (hardware/software), and well-trained human resources assist and expedite the production/distribution of goods and services.

Human and Public Services
Key Idea 1 - Ethical/Legal Responsibilities - demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities toward customers.

Key Idea 2 – Communication - demonstrate effective communication skills needed to
meet the expectations of human and public services consumers.
Key Idea 5 - Interpersonal Dynamics - demonstrate how to interact effectively and sensitively with others.

Key Idea 6 – Safety - provide safe environments for others.

Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Key Idea 4 - Agriculture Business Systems- demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between agricultural businesses and organizations designed to produce products, services, and information.

Key Idea 6 - Interpersonal Dynamics- demonstrate the interpersonal skills and abilities needed to function within a sophisticated and sometimes complicated agricultural environment

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