# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 2023064004

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the relationship between education/training and careers.

Definition

Explanation should point to the benefits of education/training:
  • Overall, career education leads to stability, clarity, and focus for individuals as they mature and make their way into the world outside school.
  • Career education can lead to self-understanding, thus matching personality, skills, talents, and values to a career.
  • A broad general education helps people realize the significance of work, make sound decisions, and prepare for work in a global job market.
  • Continuing education enriches lives, helps people adapt to change and evolving careers, and contributes to community improvement.
Explanation should include the specifics of
  • how the courses students take directly relate to skills and knowledge that create success in a career
  • how education and training correlate to a career (e.g., geometry correlates to a career in design or architecture)
  • the importance of course selection, as it specifically correlates to a career
  • how education and training correlate to higher pay.

Process/Skill Questions

  • In what ways do parents, educators, media, and friends/peers influence your thoughts and feelings about education?
  • What factors influence choices related to a career? Which of these factors has the most influence on your career choices? Why?
  • What steps will you take to make your education work for you in terms of creating the career and life you envision for yourself?
  • What are examples of classes you will take next year or in high school?
  • What is a national board certification test, (e.g., SAT, ACT) and how does that factor into postsecondary plans?
  • What types of jobs in high school could help you in your career of interest?
  • Where can you get advanced training for a job?

Related Standards of Learning

English

6.6

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify main idea.
  3. Summarize supporting details.
  4. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
  6. Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
  7. Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
  8. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  9. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  10. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  11. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

7.6

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  3. Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
  4. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  5. Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
  6. Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
  7. Identify the main idea.
  8. Summarize text identifying supporting details.
  9. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

8.6

The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  2. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to analyze selections.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview or locate information.
  4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  5. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
  6. Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.
  7. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  8. Identify the main idea.
  9. Summarize the text identifying supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

History and Social Science

CE.14

The student will apply social science skills to understand personal finance and career opportunities by

  1. identifying talents, interests, and aspirations that influence career choice;
  2. identifying human capital such as attitudes and behaviors that strengthen the individual work ethic and promote career success;
  3. identifying human capital such as abilities, skills, and education and the changing supply of 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; and
  6. analyzing the financial responsibilities of citizenship, including evaluating common forms of credit, savings, investments, purchases, contractual agreements, warranties, and guarantees.