Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.


Demonstration includes
  • continually acquiring new industry-related knowledge
  • improving professional skills to stay current in the field and to promote personal advancement
  • seeking education and experiences that enhance personal growth.

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

  1. describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;
  2. describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;
  3. describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;
  4. examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society;
  5. evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.


The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal finance and career opportunities by

  1. identifying talents, interests, and aspirations that influence career choice;
  2. identifying attitudes and behaviors that strengthen the individual work ethic and promote career success;
  3. identifying abilities, skills, and education and the changing supply and demand for them in the economy;
  4. examining the impact of technological change and globalization on career opportunities;
  5. describing the importance of education to lifelong personal finances;
  6. examining the financial responsibilities of citizenship, including evaluating common forms of credit, savings, investments, purchases, contractual agreements, warranties, and guarantees.

Other Related Standards

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills

Business Networking

Goal—Reach Your Goal with a Personal-Development Plan

Green for All

Nevada WRS Online Resources: Lifelong Learning

Online Courses Add to Students' Skills

P21’s Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy List

Rules for Your Career Network


The Eight Keys to Networking