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NJ World Class Standards
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 (5) Merchandising
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.(5).1 Communicate information about retail products, services, images, and/or ideas to achieve desired outcomes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.N.(5).2 Employ concepts, systems, and tools used in this industry to gather, access, synthesize, evaluate, and disseminate information in order to assist decision-making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.(5).3 Understand fundamental economic principles and concepts that impact business operations and merchandising decisions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).4 Employ business tools, techniques, and systems used in this pathway to plan, staff, lead, and organize human resources.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).5 Employ tools, techniques, and systems used in this pathway to create, communicate, and deliver value to customers, and to manage customer relationships in ways that benefit both the organization and stakeholders.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).6 Employ processes and systems used in this pathway to plan, monitor, and control day-to-day activities in order to maintain continued functioning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).7 Apply concepts and processes used in this pathway to move, store, locate, and/or transfer ownership of retail goods and services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).8 Employ concepts and strategies used in this pathway to determine and target select audiences in order to facilitate merchandising activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).9 Employ concepts and strategies used in this pathway to determine and adjust prices in order to maximize return and meet customer’s perceptions of value.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).10 Employ merchandising concepts and processes used in this pathway to obtain, develop, maintain, and improve a product or service mix in response to market opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).11 Employ concepts and actions used in this pathway to determine client needs and wants, and to respond to clients through planned, personalized communications intended to influence purchasing decisions and enhance future sales opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.N.(5).12 Employ concepts, tools, and strategies used in this industry to explore, obtain, and develop merchandising careers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.(5).13 Employ concepts, tools, strategies used in this industry to explore, obtain, and develop merchandising careers.