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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 (2) Production
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.(2).1 Demonstrate how to communicate with others to ensure production meets business requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • 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.(2).2 Coordinate work teams when designing and/or producing products to enhance performance of the production process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).3 Recognize problems related to production processes, and design corrections to assure that products meet quality standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).4 Describe production process audits and inspections used to maintain quality and encourage continuous improvement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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.(2).5 Summarize and employ safety protocols to maintain a safe and productive production workplace.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).6 Research the safe use of manufacturing process equipment in order to protect personal well-being in the work environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).7 Identify equipment safety resources (e.g., equipment manufacturers and national safety organizations).                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.M.(2).8 Maintain equipment, tools, and workstations to provide safe work environments and meet company regulations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.M.(2).9 Design a product that satisfies a customer’s desires to demonstrate the relationship between production processes and meeting customer needs.