# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Technology Assessment Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

The 2019 edition of this course is still available. Click here.

2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Technology Assessment (8407/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Analyzing the Fundamentals of Technological Assessment

  1. Keep an engineering design journal.
  2. Define technology assessment.
  3. Explain the concept of appropriate technology.
  4. Identify organizations and groups involved with technology assessment.
  5. Explain the historical interaction between technology and society.
  6. Describe a current socio-technological issue.

Analyzing Technological Impacts

  1. Identify consequences of technological developments.
  2. Analyze the life cycle of consumer products and systems.
  3. Describe replacements of outdated technologies.
  4. Analyze the relationship between technology and the environment.
  5. Analyze the relationship between technological demand and resources.

Forecasting Technologies

  1. Define forecasting.
  2. Describe the factors necessary for changes in technology.
  3. Explain forecasting methods.
  4. Evaluate forecast results.
  5. Predict future conditions and technologies.

Innovating a Technical Product or System

  1. Assess a product or system currently in the market.
  2. Incorporate aspects of universal design into a product or system.
  3. Innovate a product or system to solve a problem or satisfy a need.
  4. Identify product-development costs and funding sources.
  5. Use 3D modeling and analysis.
  6. Describe the evaluation process used to design a product or system.

Producing a Technical Product or System as a Team

  1. Apply safety procedures and practices.
  2. Produce a model or prototype that represents improvement in a product or system.
  3. Diagram material flow through the supply chain.
  4. Identify components of a quality assurance plan.
  5. Use tools, machines, materials, and processes.
  6. Evaluate a product or system.
  7. Produce an engineering design portfolio for a product or system.
  8. Present the product or system as a team.