Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate positive work ethic.

Definition

Demonstration includes
  • maintaining punctual and consistent attendance (e.g., accounting for hours worked, arriving on time  for work or appointments)
  • taking direction willingly (e.g., using active listening techniques, approaching the assigned task with motivation)
  • exhibiting motivation to accomplish the task at hand (i.e., remaining on task and completing the task efficiently).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do you define positive work ethic?
  • How can a positive work ethic guide your behavior at work?
  • Why is a positive work ethic valued by teachers and employers?
  • Where did you acquire attitudes and beliefs regarding a work ethic? Is it possible to change attitudes and behaviors? What resources are available to help you strengthen your work ethic?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

CE.4

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing decision making;
  7. practicing service to the school and/or local community.

GOVT.17

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing financial responsibility.

Other Related Standards

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills

Brochure for Parents

Class Discussion on Work Ethic

Compare and Contrast: Students and Employees

Go to the Source

Nevada WRS Online Resources: Positive Work Ethic

Observation Journal on Work Ethic

Poster for Younger Students

Want Ad for a Student with a Good Schoolwork Ethic

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What's the Word on Work Ethic?

Work Ethic at Work

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