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will identify remunerative aspects of work.
will identify why people are paid for working.
will identify why some jobs are better than others.
will identify personal needs that must be met through wages.
will explain deductions found on a paycheck stub.

will identify and relate personal strengths and interests to careers.
will rank his/her strongest values, interests and skills that relate to work.
will describe how personal values, interests, and skills can affect work.
will describe how personal values, interests, and skills can be affected by work.
will list possible careers that relate to his/her strongest values, interests and skills.
will select and explain ___ careers that match personal values/interests/skills.
will identify occupations that do not match personal strengths.

will identify social values met through work.
will explain ways in which individual workers help their families, communities, and society.
will explain ways in which members of a specific occupation contribute to society.
will explain ways in which workers are interdependent.
will describe ways society rewards different occupations.

will investigate local occupational and training opportunities.
will list ___ sources of occupational information and types of information they provide.
use sources of occupational information to research and report on ___ specific jobs.
will list sources of occupational training necessary for a self-selected job.
will identify the availability and location of jobs.
will list job-specific work and training requirements for selected careers.

will conduct a successful job search.
will identify local employers within a specific occupation using the Yellow Pages.
will identify local employers within a specific occupation using the Classifieds.
will identify local employment opportunities using _____________________.
will inquire/follow the prescribed application process with assistance.
will complete application forms/procedures independently.
will produce a resume suitable for submission to a potential employer.
will explain why he/she is a good match for the applied for position.
will demonstrate appropriate interviewing skills in a real or role play situation.

will demonstrate work habits and attitudes important for successful employment.
will identify reasons for working with others.
will complete tasks that require cooperation with others.
will demonstrate sensitivity to people of varying backgrounds.
will complete work assignments according to written or verbal instructions.
will follow through (complete) on all tasks given to him/her.
will meet deadlines.
will put materials/equipment away after using it, maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
will follow safety rules and behave in a safe manner at all times.

will maintain employment throughout the school year.
will arrive and depart according to company schedule/policy every day.
will receive positive employer evaluations or typically produces work that meets supervisors' expectations.
will call in if s/he is sick or unavoidably late.
will interact appropriately with co-workers and customers.
will follow all company policies and procedures on a regular basis.
will explain responsibilities needed to perform satisfactorily.
will seek assistance when needed.
will follow through (complete) all tasks given to him/her on time.
will work in a manner safe to him/herself and others.
will identify possible problems associated with a specific job.
will identify solutions for possible problems associated with a specific job.
will act upon and evaluate solutions after problems arise.
will organize materials and time to meet job requirements.
will accept responsibility for successes and mistakes on the job.

will communicate in a professional way.
will deal with problems in a polite manner.
will express feelings, reactions, and ideas in an appropriate manner.

will know how to adjust to changes in employment.
will identify factors that determine successful/unsuccessful employment.
will identify factors that lead to termination/promotion of employment.
will identify strategies for adapting to changes in the work environment.
will keep boss and co-workers informed of schedule changes and other important information.

will maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
will identify safety hazards & hazardous substances in the workplace.
will identify appropriate authorities to contact in case of an emergency.
will list and follow safety procedures at work.

will develop basic job-seeking skills.
will identify and sequence the steps involved in locating employment opportunities using temporal markers (e.g., first, next).
will identify and describe at least three employment resources and services within the community (e.g., state employment agency, private employment agency, newspaper help wanted ads, school placement office, friends/relatives).
will obtain information by appropriately using verbal and written questions to ask for the following information: telephone numbers/addresses of employment resources from a variety of sources.
will list the job leads obtained from employment resources.
will identify and explain the job information in the newspaper help wanted ads utilizing key words (e.g., job title, job location, salary/rate of pay, contact person and procedure, job requirements).
will identify businesses/industry which might offer employment opportunities in one's area of career interest by utilizing employment resources.
will obtain information from potential employers by asking appropriate questions (e.g., job opportunities, job availability, job application forms, job location, salary/rate of pay, requirements, skills, training, hours (part time/full time), other).
will use polite/formal language in both verbal and written forms when addressing a potential employer.
will initiate and maintain a conversation, utilizing at least three learned concepts regarding employment opportunities, by listenting, commenting and asking questions.
will identify, collect, and record the following personal information data necessary to complete a personal resume: personal information.
will state and/or print the personal information data necessary for completing resumes, letters of application, and application forms.
will formulate, using all associated vocabulary, an appropriate personal resume incorporating the necessary personal information data.
will identify and explain the following necessary components of a letter of application: source of job lead, educational history, work history/skills, references, and request for an interview.
will formulate a letter of application in order to contact a potential employer about a job lead.
will describe and follow the sequence involved in job application procedures: get the application form, complete form, return the completed form, determine the status of his/her application.
will demonstrate an understanding of the information being requested on an application form by appropriately completing the form.
will request an interview (real or simulated), using formal language, by: telephoning, a personal appearance, writing letter.
will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being prepared for an interview by describing and securing the necessary materials/information needed (e.g. social security number, work permit, etc.).
will describe and exhibit appropriate dress, hygiene and grooming for an interview.
will explain the consequences associated with punctuality and late arrival.
will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of conveying a positive attitude to potential employers by describing reasons for exhibiting appropriate interview behaviors.
will maintain the topic of conversation in an interview (real or simulated) by answering questions, listening, and making appropriate comments.
will request relevant information about a potential job, using appropriate questions.
will formulate and write a letter to a potential employer in order to thank him/her for the interview.
will evaluate one's and/or others performance during a simulated interview by commenting on the appropriateness of apearance, interview behaviors, communication skills, and attitudes.
will analyze and describe the reason(s) why one was not hired by an employer.
will identify and describe appropriate reactions when one is not hired for a job.
will identify and describe appropriate comments to be directed to a potential employer when one is offered a job.
will initiate and maintain a conversation utilizing at least three learned concepts regarding the process of interviewing, by listening, commenting and asking questions.
will select and perform a task within the classroom (e.g., answering telephones, clerical duties, etc.) in cooperation with the classroom teacher.

will demonstrate an awareness of the necessary good work habits, attitudes and skills for maintaining a job.
will exhibit appropriate appearance and hygiene in school, work, and social functions.
will explain the consequences associated with punctuality and good attendance.
will consistently be present and punctual for school activities/classes/event.
will follow and apply verbal and written directions required for good job performance.
will plan and prepare for each class period by having all supplies and assignments ready.
will demonstrate responsible behavior by being punctual, completing assigned tasks, etc.
will describe at least three reasons why one should be honest and respect the property of others.
will demonstrate honesty and respect for others' property by asking questions for permission before taking and/or using others' materials.
will demonstrate dependability by completing at least three classroom assignments/duties wihtin the specified time periods.
will explain consequences associated with completing or not completing one's assignments.
will show initiative by starting an assignment without authority figure direction.
will demonstrate effective time management techniques to plan and participate in activities during unstructured class time.
will explain the consequence of good and poor time management.
will demonstrate an understanding of praise by responding appropriately verbally and nonverbally (e.g., thank you and completing the task).
will explain the difference between constructive and destructive criticism.
will judge comments made about a person's performance using the terms constructive criticism and destructive criticism.
will accept constructive criticism from an authority figure by incorporating comments into present/future actions.
will identify and describe potential safety hazards in the classroom and how they might be similar to the work place.
will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of safety by explaining the consequences of safety violations.
will initiate and maintain a conversation, utilizing at least three learned concepts regarding maintaining a job, by listenting, commenting and asking questions.
will explain the difference between positive and negative attitudes and how it affects job performance.
will judge comments made about a person's performance using the terms positive and negative attitudes.
will identify and describe a recent situation in which one exhibited a negative attitude through verbal and/or non-verbal behavior.
will identify and describe recent situations in which a peer and an authority figure exhibited either a positive or negative attitude through verbal and/or non-verbal behavior
will identify the appropriate verbal and/or non-verbal responses to positive and negative attitudes exhibited by others in a variety of situations.
will identify and describe (in terms of positive and/or negative attitudes) at least three personal likes and dislikes about home and school.
will judge whether one's own likes and dislikes are reflective of a positive and negative attitudes.
will identify and describe one's positive personality traits when given a list of traits.
will identify and describe both acceptable and non-acceptable personality traits demonstrated by one in a variety of situations.
will ask appropriate questions in order to obtain others' perceptions of one's own personality traits.
will summarize others' perceptions of one's own personality traits.
will compare and constrast self perceptions to others' perceptions of one's own personality traits.
will explain the relationship between positive personality traits and the development of positive interpersonal relationships.
will identify and describe at least three appropriate interpersonal relationships that one has.
will identify and describe the relationship between one's own positive personality traits and his/her interpersonal relationshps.
will identify and describe the ways in which one interacts with peers and adults.
will explain the ways one would interact with others when given a variety of situations.
will describe the relationship between one's behavior and the reactions of others.
will predict at least two possible reactions of others and self when given a list of positive and negative behaviors.
will obtain information from others regarding how they would react to different behaviors demonstrated in a variety of situations by asking appropriate questions.
will demonstrate an understanding of individual differences by comparing and contrasting the different ways people react to a variety of behaviors.
will explain the reasons why people should cooperatively work together.
will identify and describe at least three consequences of a lack of cooperation.
will describe the importance of considering others' feelings and needs during a specific task.
will initiate and maintain a conversation, utilizing at least three learned concepts regarding job skills and attitudes required for maintaining a job, by listening, commenting and asking questions.
will select and perform a task within the school (e.g., assisting cafeteria workers, janitor, office workers, librarians, etc.) in cooperation with the career educator.

will demonstrate the ability to maintain a job, within the school or community and understand employee benefits.
will demonstrate an understanding of effective work habits.
will demonstrate an understanding of good work attitudes.
will demonstrate an understanding of good interpersonal relationship skills.
will evaluate one's work performance by commenting on work habits, interpersonal relationships skills, attitudes, and skill development.
will explain the importance of following the employer's policies and procedures.
will initiate and maintain a conversation utilizing at least three learned concepts regarding work performance, by listenting, commenting and asking questions.
will demonstrate an understanding of concepts and relationships related to employee benefits and paychecks.
will identify and explain the different components of a paycheck: regular hours worked, overtime, gross pay, net pay, federal tax, state tax, social security, insurance deductions, union dues, pension, credit union, and profit sharing.
will recognize the importance of keeping a personal record of one's regular and overtime hours worked.
will assess the accuracy of one's paycheck by: adding the number of hours and minutes worked per day and per week, multiplying hours worked by rate of pay, determining gross and net pay, comparing one's gross pay total to the gross pay listed on paycheck.
will explain the reasons why one should endorse a check
will explain the consequences of keeping and not keeping track of scheduled pay periods.
will explain the consequences of completing and not completing any withholding or allowance form.
will identify and explain the benefits employers provide: paycheck, safe working conditions, fringe benefits, on the job training, non-discriminatory treatment, and employee policy handbook.
will initiate and maintain a conversation, utilizing at least three learned concepts regarding paycheck procedures and benefits, by listening, commenting, and asking questions.
will select and secure a job within the community in cooperation with the career educator.