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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 I. Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Restaurants & Food & Beverage Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.I.(1).1 Use basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills to provide food production and services to ensure a positive guest/customer experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.I.(1).2 Use knowledge of cultures and information from geographical studies to guide guest/customer service decisions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.I.(1).3 Demonstrate listening, writing, and speaking skills to enhance guest/customer satisfaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 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.I.(1).4 Improve staff performance by planning staffing decisions using accepted managerial skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.I.(1).5 Research costs, pricing, and market demands, as well as effective marketing strategies used in the pathway, to manage business profitability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.I.(1).6 Manage problems in ways that ensure continuity of quality service in industry businesses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.I.(1).7 Evaluate companies’ standard operating procedures related to food and beverage production and guest services to understand how they help ensure the provision of quality products and services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.I.(1).8 Demonstrate knowledge of safety and sanitation procedures used in this industry and apply these procedures to maintain safe environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.I.(1).9 Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities for guest/customer and employee conduct and explain their role in maintaining high quality standards in the industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.I.(1).10 Research and compare career opportunities and qualifications to broaden awareness of careers available in this industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.I.(1).11 Use computerized systems to manage food service operations and guest/customer services.