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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 D. Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Human Resources
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
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.D.(5).1 Obtain and convey ideas and information that aid projects based upon business decision-making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.D.(5).2 Access, process, maintain, evaluate, and disseminate information based upon business functioning to support projects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 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.D.(5).3 Demonstrate knowledge of ways to use financial resources to ensure the financial well-being of businesses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.D.(5).4 Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management principles to enhance productivity and job satisfaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.D.(5).5 Plan a human resource department with the goal of maximizing the department’s contribution to business success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.D.(5).6 Evaluate and plan day-to-day business activities to foster a healthy and safe work environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.D.(5).7 Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for motivating and supervising others to achieve completion of projects and goals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.D.(5).8 Explain laws and regulations affecting business operations and transactions in order to ensure compliance with industry requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.D.(5).9 Employ and manage the tools, techniques, and systems involved in creating, communicating, and delivering value to the public.