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Content Area: 21st-Century Life and Careers
9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand N. Marketing Career Cluster
Pathway (4) Management & Entrepreneurship
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
12
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.N.(4).1 Communicate and apply interpersonal skills to manage a business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).2 Apply promotional knowledge and skill to communicate information in order to achieve a desired outcome.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Systems:
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.N.(4).3 Plan for organizational development and growth to facilitate business success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).4 Organize work efforts and staff to enhance work flow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).5 Staff the business operation to expedite work efforts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).6 Plan and evaluate purchasing activities to minimize expenses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).7 Maintain fiscal control of business operations to limit expenses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).8 Employ distribution knowledge and skill to manage supply-chain activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).9 Employ financial knowledge and skill to make business decisions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).10 Manage marketing information to make business decisions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).11 Employ pricing strategies to maximize return and meet customers’ perceptions of value.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).12 Obtain, develop, maintain, and improve a product/service mix to respond to market opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).13 Manage the sales function to determine client needs and wants, and respond through planned, personalized communication.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.N.(4).14 Create safety and security plans to minimize loss and to maximize return.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).15 Resolve safety and security breaches to create a safe working environment and to minimize loss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.N.(4).16 Apply ethics and government regulations to protect the business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.N.(4).17 Analyze sales careers to determine interest.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(4).18 Compare individual abilities, interests, and attitudes with those associated with entrepreneurial success in order to determine compatibility.