Ready for Work

  • Prerequisite Course(s): Computer Applications 1
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Human Resources
  • Career Cluster Area: Business, Management and Administration
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: National Business Education Association (NBEA)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? No
  • Tech Prep: No
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? No
  • Course Description: This course provides students with career information and the employment skills needed for work. Human relations and communication skills are emphasized. The course covers the topics of occupational decision making, work habits and attitudes, record management, professional appearance, communication techniques, and job search skills.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Job readiness skills
    2. Employment trends and futures
    3. Career vs. job expectations
    4. Career exploration possibilities
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Identify employment opportunities.R4.4B2 B3D6All Aspects of IndustryPre / Post Test
2. Demonstrate teamwork ability.HLCA1 A5D5All Aspects of IndustryLab Assignments
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the work ethic.NBEA BLS.3R4.4 W4.3A1C4All Aspects of IndustryLab Assignments
4. Demonstrate work productivity.NBEA AS.4A1 A2C4All Aspects of IndustryLab Assignments
5. Demonstrate knowledge of personal habits for effective performance.B1D6All Aspects of IndustryLab Assignments
6. Understand entrepreneurship skills.NBEA ES.1R4.4A4All Aspects of IndustryObservation
7. Use equipment properly.R4.4HLAA6D5All Aspects of IndustryLab Assignments
8. Participate in job simulation/OJT.A1All Aspects of IndustryLab Assignments

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