Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.


Demonstration includes selecting and safely using technological resources (e.g., equipment, machines, tools, electronics) to accomplish work efficiently and productively, while considering environmental impacts of such technologies.

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


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.


The student will demonstrate knowledge of economic, social, cultural, and political developments in recent decades and today by

  1. examining the role the United States Supreme Court has played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
  2. analyzing the changing patterns of immigration, the reasons why new immigrants choose to come to this country, their contributions to contemporary America, and the debates over immigration policy;
  3. explaining the media influence on contemporary American culture and how scientific and technological advances affect the workplace, health care, and education;
  4. examining the impact of the “Reagan Revolution” on federalism, the role of government, and state and national elections since 1988;
  5. assessing the role of government actions that impact the economy;
  6. assessing the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism.

Other Related Standards

Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning


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.

Instructional Resources for Workplace Readiness Skills


Healthcare Technology Online

Intel: The Journey Inside

Marketech: Tools and Trends in Marketing Technology

Popular Mechanics Science: Extreme Machines

Popular Mechanics Science: Robotics

Power 101

Ten Trends for 2010: Piecing Together a Technology Strategy

What's Next: A-Z of the Technology Changing Agriculture

ZDNet: Emerging Tech

Microsoft IT Academy Resources

[2.006] Microsoft Digital Literacy: Computer Basics—Lesson 1