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

Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning

EPF.10

The student will develop consumer skills by
  1. examining basic economic concepts and their relation to product prices and consumer spending;
  2. examining the effect of supply and demand on wages and prices;
  3. describing the steps in making a purchase decision, including the roles of marginal benefit and marginal cost;
  4. determining the consequences of conspicuous consumption;
  5. describing common types of contracts and the implications of each;
  6. demonstrating comparison-shopping skills;
  7. maintaining a filing system for personal financial records;
  8. examining the impact of advertising and marketing on consumer demand and decision making in the global marketplace;
  9. accessing reliable financial information from a variety of sources;
  10. explaining consumer rights, responsibilities, remedies, and the importance of consumer vigilance; and
  11. examining precautions for protecting identity and other personal information.

EPF.11

The student will demonstrate knowledge of planning for living and leisure expenses by
  1. comparing the costs and benefits of purchasing vs. leasing a vehicle;
  2. comparing the advantages and disadvantages of renting vs. purchasing a home;
  3. describing the process of renting housing;
  4. describing the process of purchasing a home;
  5. calculating the cost of utilities, services, maintenance, and other housing expenses; and
  6. evaluating discretionary spending decisions.

EPF.12

The student will demonstrate knowledge of banking transactions by
  1. comparing the types of financial institutions;
  2. examining how financial institutions affect personal financial planning;
  3. evaluating services and related costs associated with personal banking;
  4. differentiating among types of electronic monetary transactions;
  5. preparing all forms necessary for opening and maintaining a checking and a savings account;
  6. reconciling bank statements;
  7. comparing costs and benefits of online and traditional banking; and
  8. explaining how certain historical events have influenced the banking system and other financial institutions.

EPF.13

The student will demonstrate knowledge of credit and loan functions by
  1. evaluating the various methods of financing a purchase;
  2. analyzing credit card features and their impact on personal financial planning;
  3. identifying qualifications needed to obtain credit;
  4. identifying basic provisions of credit and loan laws;
  5. comparing terms and conditions of various sources of consumer credit;
  6. identifying strategies for effective debt management, including sources of assistance;
  7. explaining the need for a good credit rating;
  8. comparing the costs and conditions of secured and unsecured loans; and
  9. comparing the types of voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy and the implications of each.

EPF.17

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal financial planning by
  1. identifying short-term and long-term personal financial goals;
  2. identifying anticipated and unanticipated income and expenses;
  3. examining components and purposes of a personal net worth statement;
  4. developing a personal budget;
  5. investigating the effects of government actions and economic conditions on personal financial planning; and
  6. explaining how economics influences a personal financial plan.

EPF.18

The student will demonstrate knowledge of investment and savings planning by
  1. comparing the impact of simple interest vs. compound interest on savings;
  2. comparing and contrasting investment and savings options;
  3. explaining costs and income sources for investments;
  4. examining the fundamental workings of Social Security and the system's effects on retirement planning;
  5. contrasting alternative retirement plans; and
  6. describing how the stock market works.

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills

Family Budget

Nevada WRS Online Resources: Time, Task, and Resource Management

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