Classroom instruction is supplemented by a variety of career development activities that serve as a bridge connecting school and work, including career awareness, exploration, and planning, employer presentations, job shadowing, internships, and workplace visits.
Integrating learning serves as a context for organizing and teaching core subject matter and real work applications allowing students to use academic knowledge to perform tasks and solve problems in a technical or occupational context.
Universal Foundation Skills make up a comprehensive set of skills and competencies which must be mastered for an individual to be successful in the workplace and in a high performance global economy.
Career majors allow students to acquire the occupationally related technical knowledge, skills, and competencies by participating in classroom instruction, projects, and work-based learning opportunities.
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.
Standard 2: Integrated Learning
Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
Standard 3a. Universal Foundation Skills
Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.
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.
Updated on 7/1/98(ksw)