Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.

Definition

Demonstration includes
  • organizing and implementing a productive plan of work (e.g., setting and meeting short-, medium-, and long-term professional goals)
  • working efficiently to make the best use of time
  • managing personnel to capitalize on their strengths while respecting their professional desires
  • maintaining equipment to ensure longevity and efficiency
  • using natural resources (and products made from them) in a sustainable manner.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the relationship between attendance at school or work and ethical behavior? Between attendance and professionalism? Between attendance and time management?
  • How do you feel about people who always seem to be late for everything?
  • How can you improve your time-management skills?

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.

CE.11

The student will demonstrate knowledge of how economic decisions are made in the marketplace by

  1. applying the concepts of scarcity, resources, choice, opportunity cost, price, incentives, supply and demand, production, and consumption;
  2. comparing the differences among traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies;
  3. describing the characteristics of the United States economy, including limited government, private property, profit, and competition.

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

Family Budget

P21’s Environmental Literacy List

Project Management Tools

Protecting the Environment: At Work

The Effective Use of Time

Time Management—Maximizing Your Effectiveness

Time-Management Tips for High School Students

Tips on Conserving Resources in the Workplace

Top 10 Skills for High School Students

Microsoft IT Academy Resources

[3.077] Project 2010: Beginner Skills—E-Learning Module 1

[5.258] Word 2010 Secondary Schools: Lesson 6—Project 1