# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 951742113

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Determine the most critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in today’s workplace.


Determination should include identifying and prioritizing workplace readiness skills, based on a selected career path.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to be a lifelong learner in the workplace?
  • Which of your skills would be most valuable in today’s workplace?
  • Which workplace skills can be developed from team experiences such as sports, clubs, and projects?
  • What skills do you learn in school that will help you be successful in your career?
  • How can good work traits contribute to success in the workplace?
  • How important is technology in the 21st century workplace?
  • Imagine yourself in the career of your choice. In what ways could your knowledge and skills be helpful to your manager?
  • What are some strategies for success in the workplace?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

  1. practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
  2. practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
  3. practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
  4. practicing respect for the law;
  5. practicing patriotism;
  6. practicing thoughtful decision making; and
  7. practicing service to the school and/or local community.


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.

Other Related Standards

Suggested Learning Activities for Career Pathways

Course Selection and Your Future