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Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development

NBEA Achievement Standards for Career Development

NBEA (National Business Education Association) standards have been correlated to ensure that students and adults are afforded equal access to fundamental business knowledge and skills and, therefore, an equal opportunity for success in life" (National Standards for Business Education, NBEA, 2007).

Analyze a specific career cluster, using a variety of research tools (e.g., college career centers/counselors, professional and trade associations, career fairs, informational interviews, print media, and the Internet).


Create and implement a career plan that includes the required steps to transition from high school to postsecondary education/training or the workplace.


Demonstrate appropriate interviewing techniques through participation in mock or actual interviews.


Demonstrate appropriate techniques for resigning from a position.


Design a career plan that includes the investigation of career clusters, self-assessment, research, career alternatives, and high school course options.


Develop a career portfolio of items including resumes, sample cover letters, letters of recommendation, examples of work and technical skills, awards, and documentation of extracurricular activities and community service activities.


Discuss equity issues and their impact on the workplace.


Discuss social and economic factors that have resulted in changing career patterns for a diverse workforce.


Evaluate several occupational interests, based on various criteria (e.g., educational requirements, starting salaries, and career ladder opportunities).


Explain the importance of appropriate interview follow-up techniques.


Explain the importance of confidentiality, tolerance, and flexibility in interpersonal and group situations.


Identify high school programs that articulate with postsecondary educational programs, industry-based training, and technical education programs in a chosen career field.


Identify resources for developing and strengthening high-demand workplace skills (e.g., communication, motivational, analytical, computer, teamwork, decision-making, and problem-solving skills) for a chosen job/career.


List and describe the contributions of various types of occupations in the community (e.g., banker, realtor, police officer, teacher, and firefighter).


Relate the importance of lifelong learning to career success.


Use a questionnaire to guide a career exploration interview to determine educational requirements, starting salaries, and career ladder opportunities.


Use a variety of research tools (e.g., computer-assisted programs, newspapers, books, professional and trade associations, informational interviews, job shadowing, career fairs, and the Internet) in the career exploration process.