Core Curriculum Content Standards

CCCS History | CCCS Home | 21st Century Life and Careers | Search:
NJ World Class Standards
Content Area: 21st-Century Life and Careers
9.3 Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation
Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.3 Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation All students will apply knowledge about and engage in the process of career awareness, exploration, and preparation in order to navigate the globally competitive work environment of the information age.
Strand A. Career Awareness
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
4
Career awareness includes an understanding of the world of work and the knowledge and skills needed for traditional and nontraditional jobs and careers.
9.3.4.A.1 Identify reasons why people work and discuss how work can help a person achieve personal goals.                                                                                                              
9.3.4.A.2 Identify various life roles and civic and work-related activities in the school, home, and community.                                                                                                              
9.3.4.A.3 Appraise personal likes and dislikes and identify careers that might be suited to personal likes.                                                                                                              
9.3.4.A.4 Identify qualifications needed to pursue traditional and nontraditional careers and occupations.                                                                                                              
9.3.4.A.5 Locate career information using a variety of resources.                                                                                                              
9.3.4.A.6 Explain why knowledge and skills acquired in the elementary grades lay the foundation for the future academic and career success.                                                                                                              


Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.3 Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation All students will apply knowledge about and engage in the process of career awareness, exploration, and preparation in order to navigate the globally competitive work environment of the information age.
Strand B. Career Exploration
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
8
Career exploration includes investigation of the contemporary workplace and an understanding of the relationships among personal abilities, education, and knowledge and skills needed to pursue 21st-century occupations and careers.
9.3.8.B.1 Develop a Personalized Student Learning Plan that includes information about career areas of interest with the assistance of adult mentors.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.2 Identify common knowledge, skills, and abilities needed within the federal 16 Career Clusters.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.3 Evaluate personal abilities, interests, and motivations and discuss how they might influence job and career selection.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.4 Identify high school and county career and technical school courses and programs that support career or occupational areas of interest.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.5 Use workplace readiness skills and career information learned from job shadowing, high school visits, speakers, volunteering, or other career exploration activities to assist with career exploration.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.6 Evaluate communication, collaboration, and leadership skills and how they might be further developed in preparation for a future career through involvement in school, home, work, and extracurricular activities.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.7 Explain what is meant by “jobs” and “careers,” and examine how each tends to be distributed regionally, nationally, and globally.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.8 Compare and contrast how traditional and nontraditional occupational roles have changed or remained the same regionally, nationally, and globally.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.9 Inventory the requirements for entering different career areas of interest using online job information, such as the federal Occupational Information Network (O*NET) or the New Jersey State Career Development Website, and determine why those requirements are needed for success in a chosen career.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.10 Evaluate employment trends (including job outlook and wage trends) in areas of career interest using online resources, such as the federal Occupational Information Network (O*NET) or the New Jersey State Career Development Website.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.11 Prepare a sample résumé and cover letter as part of an application for part-time or summer employment.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.12 Explain how personal behavior, dress, attitudes, and other choices can impact the success or failure of a job applicant.                                                                                                              
State and federal agencies are responsible for regulating workplaces to ensure that employees are safe from harm and exploitation.
9.3.8.B.13 Locate information about working papers, including what is required to obtain them and who must sign them.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.14 Use online state and federal agency resources to identify jobs that are permitted or prohibited for minors.                                                                                                              
Both employers and employees have professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities in the workplace and in the global marketplace.
9.3.8.B.15 Analyze a past or current local, national, or international incident that violated professional, legal, and/or ethical responsibilities in an employment setting, and explain the impact of the incident on employees and others.                                                                                                              
There is a relationship between personal behavior and employability.
9.3.8.B.16 Relate academic achievement, as represented by high school diplomas, college degrees, and industry credentials, to employability and to potential level of income.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.17 Recognize that an individual’s online behavior (e.g., social networking, photo exchanges, video postings) may impact opportunities for employment or advancement.                                                                                                              
9.3.8.B.18 Compare and contrast current and past employer hiring and employment practices related to substance use (e.g., tobacco, drugs, and alcohol).                                                                                                              


Content Area 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.3 Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation All students will apply knowledge about and engage in the process of career awareness, exploration, and preparation in order to navigate the globally competitive work environment of the information age.
Strand C. Career Preparation
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Career preparation requires purposeful planning based on research, self-knowledge, and informed choices.
9.3.12.C.1 Assess and modify Personalized Student Learning Plans to support declared career goals.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.2 Characterize education and skills needed to achieve career goals, and take steps to prepare for postsecondary options, including making course selections, preparing for and taking assessments, and participating in extra-curricular activities.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.3 Develop personal interests and activities that support declared career goals and plans.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.4 Use online resources to examine licensing, certification, and credentialing requirements at the local, state, and national levels to maintain compliance with industry requirements in areas of career interest.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.5 Identify transferable skills in career choices and design alternative career plans based on those skills.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.6 Develop job readiness skills by participating in structured learning experiences and employment seeking opportunities.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.7 Pursue a variety of activities related to career preparation (e.g., volunteer, seek employment, and/or apply for training grants, higher education grants, and loans).                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.8 Interpret how changing economic and societal needs influence employment trends and future education.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.9 Investigate career opportunities in the United States or abroad that involve working with people from diverse cultures and that require knowledge of other languages or cultures.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.10 Differentiate entrepreneurship opportunities as options for career planning, and identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources required for owning a business.                                                                                                              
State and federal laws and regulations require specific employment and workplace safety and health policies and procedures in order to ensure that workers are free from exploitation and to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
9.3.12.C.11 Evaluate the responsibilities of employers and employees for maintaining workplace safety, and explain health rights related to a particular occupation/career.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.12 Determine the impact of past and/or recent lawsuits and/or court decisions regarding employment laws.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.13 Comply with workplace child labor regulations and safety and health policies during structured learning experiences.                                                                                                              
Both employers and employees have professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities in the workplace and in the global marketplace.
9.3.12.C.14 Interpret and justify written employer organizational policies and procedures for job performance.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.15 Propose potential solutions for current workplace ethics court cases involving multinational companies.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.16 Determine the consequences of quality control failures in the United States and in another country based on issues reported in the media.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.17 Analyze relationships between companies and the communities in which they are located, and explain how the presence of companies in a community may have a positive or negative impact.                                                                                                              
There is a relationship between personal behavior and employability.
9.3.12.C.18 Determine how an individual’s driving record (e.g., tickets, points, penalties for driving while intoxicated) and/or credit score may impact opportunities for employment, job retention, or job advancement.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.19 Compare and contrast employee substance abuse policies (e.g., tobacco, drugs, and alcohol) by industry sector.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.20 Analyze employment trends by industry sector to determine how employment and training requirements change over time.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.21 Determine the extent to which an individual’s online behavior (e.g., social networking, photo exchanges, video postings) may impact opportunities for employment, job retention, or job advancement.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.22 Compare and contrast New Jersey school district policies with employer policies related to individual behavior and responsibilities (e.g., absenteeism and tardiness, plagiarism, harassment).                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.23 Determine job entrance criteria (e.g., education credentials, math/writing/reading comprehension tests, drug tests) used by employers in various industry sectors.                                                                                                              
9.3.12.C.24 Analyze why employers use different interview techniques.