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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 M. Manufacturing Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Manufacturing Production Process Development
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.M.(1).1 Demonstrate how to communicate with co-workers and/or external customers to ensure that manufacturing production processes meet business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.M.(1).2 Research new manufacturing processes to manage production of new and/or improved products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 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.M.(1).3 Develop quality improvement processes to maintain quality during the manufacturing production process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(1).4 Develop a continuous improvement plan to ensure production of high quality products that meet customer expectations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(1).5 Strategize ways to improve production processes in order to achieve manufacturing goals and meet customer and product standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.M.(1).6 Assess and select a variety of techniques and solutions to ensure safe production of products as well as safe and productive workplaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.(1).7 Design a new product that meets identified customer needs, while also demonstrating the use of strategies and techniques for developing manufacturing production processes.