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Life Work

Standard 5.Makes general preparation for entering the work force
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands how demographic, geographic, and technological trends affect education, training programs, and work opportunities
   2. Determines the types of preparation and training needed for entry-level jobs
   3. Understands occupational apprenticeships and other training opportunities (e.g., job shadowing, mentorships, community service, youth entrepreneurship)
   4. Understands available educational opportunities (e.g., college, junior college, job training program)
   5. Understands community resources such as, availability of child care, that support education and training
   6. Understands significant life decisions (e.g., career choices, decisions about family) and their effect on the present
   7. Knows strategies for managing the interrelationships among various life roles and activities (e.g., career, family, leisure)
   8. Applies for a social security card, work permit, license
   9. Prepares a resume summarizing experience, education, and job training
   10. Establishes an explicit career action plan, including short- and long-term goals
   11. Makes an accurate appraisal of available work options, prior work experience, career goals, personal character, job references, and personal aptitudes
   12. Understands the nature and function of worker’s compensation, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance
   13. Evaluates the chances of getting a job now and in the future in fields of work that are of interest
   14. Makes an accurate appraisal of basic insurance needs
   15. Uses a variety of resources to explore career options (e.g., occupation classification systems, labor market information, mass media, internet, magazines, books)
   16. Develops and maintains a portfolio that demonstrates personal aptitudes, skills, and career competence
   17. Understands how academic knowledge and skills are related to specific careers or occupational groups
   18. Evaluate potential career choices in relation to personal interests, strengths, and values
   19. Analyze information (e.g., compare benefits, annual incomes, job opportunities) associated with careers of interest
   20. Knows the technical skills required for careers of personal interest (e.g., operating and trouble-shooting workplace tools and machines; using email)