II Entry to the Job Market

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

A. Employment opportunities B. Application process C. Employment documents D. Interview skills E. Team building F. Leadership and student organizations G. Ethical standards H. Employment outlook I. Entrepreneurial opportunities J. Rights and responsibilities K. Benefits and salaries L. Career choices M. Maintaining employment N. Employment termination

  • (1) The student uses employability skills to gain an entry-level job in a high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand field.
    • (A) identify employment opportunities
    • (B) demonstrate the application of essential workplace skills in the career acquisition process
    • (C) complete employment-related documents such as job applications and I-9 and W-4 forms
    • (D) demonstrate proper interview techniques in various situations
  • (6) The student applies the use of self-development techniques and interpersonal skills to accomplish objectives.
    • (A) identify and practice effective interpersonal and team-building skills involving situations with coworkers, managers, and customers
    • (B) apply leadership and career development skills through participation in activities such as career and technical student organizations
  • (3) The student demonstrates work ethics, employer expectations, interaction with diverse populations, and communication skills in the workplace.
    • (E) demonstrate ethical standards
  • (8) The student evaluates personal attitudes and work habits that support career retention and advancement.
    • (A) analyze the future employment outlook in the occupational area
    • (B) describe entrepreneurial opportunities in the area of culinary arts
    • (C) compare rewards and demands for various levels of employment in the area of culinary arts
    • (D) evaluate strategies for career retention and advancement in response to the changing global workplace
    • (E) summarize the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
    • (F) determine effective money management and financial planning techniques
  • (9) The student identifies skills and attributes necessary for professional advancement.
    • (A) evaluate employment options, including salaries and benefits
    • (B) determine factors that affect career choices such as personal interests, abilities, priorities, and family responsibilities
    • (C) determine continuing education opportunities that enhance career advancement and promote lifelong learning
    • (D) demonstrate effective methods to secure, maintain, and terminate employment


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