Career Preparedness Essential Questions

1.            How can you determine the opportunity costs of a decision? (1)

2.            How can you determine the trade-offs of a decision? (1)

3.            What is the best way to solve a problem that doesn’t have an obvious answer? (1)

4.            Why are appropriate workplace behaviors beneficial to employees and employers? (2)

5.            Why are inappropriate workplace behaviors not beneficial to employees and employers? (2)

6.            What are procedures for addressing inappropriate workplace behaviors? (2)

7.            What does diversity in the workplace look like? (2)

8.            What are my personal areas of interest and aptitudes? (3)

9.            How do I complete a four-year high school education plan? (3)

10.          What are my individual career options from the 16 National Career Clusters based on my interest and aptitude

                assessments? (3)

11.          What are specific job descriptions, requirements, salaries, and employment outlooks for individual career options? (3)

12.          What are the safety and health standards in the workplace for daily procedures, emergency procedures,

                equipment/tools, dress, and use of technology and work area maintenance? (3)

13.          What is the relationship between educational level and lifetime earnings? (4)

14.          How does this affect potential lifestyle? (4)

15.          What kind of postsecondary educational opportunities does your career require? (5)

16.          How do you apply for admission to college? (5)

17.          How do you complete the financial aid process for college? (5)

18.          What is the employment process? (6)   and (13)

19.          How is a job search conducted? (6)   and (13)

20.          How do you fill out a job application? (6)   and (13)

21.          How do you write a resume? (6)   and (13)

22.          What are interview skills? (6)   and (13)

23.          How do you interview? (6)   and (13)

24.          What are employment forms? (6)   and (13)

25.          How do you complete employment forms? (6)   and (13)

26.          How are self-assessments beneficial in career planning? (7)

27.          How do you professionally create and develop business documents? (7)

28.          How do you create and format a variety of personal and business related documents? (7)

29.          What is an electronic portfolio and why is it important? (7)

30.          How is multimedia software used to enhance informational presentations? (7)

31.          How does preventive maintenance impact productivity? (8)

32.          How do you troubleshoot hardware? (8)

33.          How do you troubleshoot software? (8)

34.          How do you troubleshoot advanced network systems? (8)

35.          Why is it necessary to compress files? (9)

36.          How does one compress files? (9)

37.          How does one convert files? (9)

38.          What is the benefit of importing files? (9)

39.          How does one import files? (9)

40.          What is the importance of backing up files? (9)

41.          How does one create backup files? (9)

42.          How does one transfer data among applications? (9)          

43.          What is an operating system and why is it important to the computer or mobile device? (10)

44.          How do you determine which type of operating system best supports your computer? (9)

45.          How do we use online learning environments for personal and group learning?  (11) and (13)

46.          What are the cultural norms for online personal and community learning? (11) and (13)

47.          What is a personal learning environment and why do we need one? (11) and (13)

48.          What is the relationship of technology to cultural, social, economic, environmental, and political factors? (11) and (13)

49.          What is my relationship with technology? (11) and (13)

50.          In what ways will technology become increasingly more important in my life? (11) and (13)

51.          What are the consequences of illegal and unethical use of technology systems and digital content? (12)

52.          What do copyright law and policies state? (12)

53.          What is a digital footprint? (12)

54.          How can a person tell “good” internet information from “bad”? (12)

55.          How do you cite digital sources? (12)

56.          What are the upsides and downsides of companies collecting your data online? (14)

57.          Why is it important to develop a personal financial plan? (15)

58.          How do you determine wants and needs? (15)

59.          How do you determine your income earned from sources other than you wages? (15)

60.          How would you create and utilize a budget? (15)

61.          How would you create and utilize a net worth statement? (15)

62.          How would you create and utilize an income expense statement? (15)

63.          How can consumers pay for acquiring goods and making major purchases?  (15)

64.          How do money management and consumer spending skills produce a financially secure individual? (16)

65.          Why is it important to begin saving now? (17)

66.          How can I determine how long it will take to double my money given a certain interest rate? (17)

67.          What strategies should I use to save and invest my money? (17)

68.          How can I determine the most appropriate investment tools? (17)

69.          What can financial institutions do for me?  (18)

70.           What are the costs associated with financial institution services?  (18)

71.           What are the ways to avoid fees associated with financial services such as overdraft fees and ATM fees?  (18)

72.           What is the difference between a checking and a savings account? (18)

73.          How do you manage a checking account?  (19)

74.          How do you manage a savings account? (19)

75.          How do you balance banks statements? (19)

76.          How do you utilize online banking services? (19)

77.          How can banks assist you in managing your money? (19)

78.          How do you use credit wisely? (20)

79.          What does it mean to be credit worthy? (21)

80.          How can consumers use credit wisely? (21)

81.          How can consumers avoid bankruptcy? (21)

82.          What is insurance? (22)

83.          Why do we need insurance? (22)

84.          Which insurance should I choose? (22)

85.          What are the benefits of insurance? (22)

86.          What are the risks of not having insurance? (22)

87.          How do you protect yourself against risks? (22)

88.          How can you reduce the cost of insurance? (22)

89.          What can your family do to be better prepared for storage of financial records and personal documents in the event of 

                a natural disaster