XV Career Development and Employability Skills

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Advantages of the hospitality industry B. Challenges of the hospitality industry C. Hospitality careers D. Preparing for a hospitality career E. Personal inventory F. Balancing multiple roles G. Job search skills H. On-the-job skills I. Advancement skills J. Professional organizations

  • (1) The student gains additional academic knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of career and postsecondary educational opportunities within the hospitality services industry.
    • (A) apply advanced reading, writing, and mathematical skills necessary to perform job tasks in the hospitality industry
    • (B) explain the effects that supply and demand have on the hospitality industry
  • (3) The student researches career opportunities and qualifications to broaden awareness of careers available in the hospitality industry.
    • (A) outline a plan for an effective job search
    • (B) demonstrate flexibility to learn new knowledge and skills
    • (C) manage work responsibilities and life responsibilities
    • (D) update a personal career portfolio
    • (E) evaluate personal skills that may determine individual potential for growth within the hospitality industry
    • (F) explain what is needed to achieve job advancement
    • (G) understand the role of professional organizations or industry associations
    • (H) examine the procedures in maintaining licensure, certification, or credentials for a chosen occupation
    • (J) analyze future employment outlooks
    • (K) demonstrate appropriate business and personal etiquette


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