• Career Awareness and Development


    ASCA National Standards for career awareness and development provides the foundation for the acquisition of skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the life span.


    Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.


         C:A1 Develop Career Awareness

    C:A1.1 Develop skills to locate, evaluate and interpret career information

    C:A1.2 Learn about the variety of traditional and nontraditional occupations

    C:A1.3. Develop an awareness of personal abilities, skills, interests and motivations

    C:A1.4 Learn how to interact and work cooperatively in teams

    C:A1.5 Learn to make decisions

    C:A1.6 Learn how to set goals

    C:A1.7 Understand the importance of planning

    C:A1.8 Pursue and develop competency in areas of interest

    C:A1.9 Develop hobbies and vocational interests

    C:A1.10 Balance between work and leisure time


         C:A2 Develop Employment Readiness

    C:A2.1 Acquire employability skills such as working on a team, problem-solving and organizational skills

    C:A2.5 Learn to respect individual uniqueness in the workplace

    C:A2.7 Develop a positive attitude toward work and learning

    C:A2.8 Understand the importance of responsibility, dependability, punctuality, integrity and effort in the workplace

    C:A2.9 Utilize time- and task-management skills


    Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.


         C:B1 Acquire Career Information

    C:B1.2 Identify personal skills, interests and abilities and relate them to current career choice


    Standard C: Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.


         C:C1 Acquire Knowledge to Achieve Career Goals

    C:C1.1 Understand the relationship between educational achievement and career success

    C:C1.2 Explain how work can help to achieve personal success and satisfaction

    C:C1.3 Identify personal preferences and interests influencing career choice and success

    C:C1.4 Understand that the changing workplace requires lifelong learning and acquiring new skills

    C:C1.5 Describe the effect of work on lifestyle

    C:C1.7 Understand that work is an important and satisfying means of personal expression


         C:C2 Apply Skills to Achieve Career Goals

    C:C2.1 Demonstrate how interests, abilities and achievement relate to achieving personal, social, educational and career goals

    C:C2.2 Learn how to use conflict management skills with peers and adults

    C:C2.3 Learn to work cooperatively with others as a team member

    C:C2.4 Apply academic and employment readiness skills in work-based learning situations such as internships, shadowing and/or mentoring experiences