# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 967382077

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research options associated with courses in your school division and regional center related to career interests.

Definition

Research should result in
  • delineating the main program areas within CTE (Agricultural Education, Business and Information Technology, Career Connections, JROTC, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology Education, Trade and Industrial Education)
  • CTE courses within the individual’s area of interest, offered regionally
  • all elective options available in the high school
  • cooperative education and other work-based learning options
  • graduation and postsecondary opportunities, based on CTE coursework success
  • career options, based on CTE coursework success.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is VERSO, and how is it used?
  • What are the different CTE programs available in your school?
  • What are the different CTE programs available in your school division or regional center?
  • What are the different elective options available in your school?
  • What work-based opportunities are offered at your school?
  • What is a verified credit? What is a student-selected verified credit?
  • What are the differences and similarities between a standard and an advanced studies diploma?
  • What is the Virginia Career View and how can it be used to help one determine career interests?
  • What is certification testing/industry credentialing?

Related Standards of Learning

English

6.9

The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect and organize information from multiple sources.
  3. Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of sources.
  4. Cite primary and secondary sources.
  5. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

7.9

The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the validity and credibility of resources.
  4. Quote, summarize, and paraphrase information from primary and secondary sources using proper citations.
  5. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

8.9

The student will find, evaluate, select, and synthesize appropriate resources to produce a research product.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  3. Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of resources.
  4. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  5. Cite primary and secondary sources using Modern Language Association (MLA) or American Psychological Association (APA) style.
  6. Quote, summarize and paraphrase research findings.
  7. Publish findings and respond to feedback.
  8. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  9. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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.