Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate information technology skills.


Demonstration includes
  • working with hardware, file-management techniques, and IT software/programs effectively and on various operating systems
  • working with equipment and software specific to occupation
  • seeking additional technology to improve work processes and products.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What basic level of computer literacy is required for the world of work?
  • What goals do you have in terms of computer literacy? What resources are available to help you meet your goals?

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

Google Docs

How to Reboot a Mac Computer

Microsoft Educator Network

Ohio Resource Center Technology Integration

Teach with Technology

Technology Literacy

The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts

Microsoft IT Academy Resources

[2.005] Microsoft Digital Literacy: Computer Basics