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Content Area: 21st-Century Life and Careers
9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand F. Finance Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Securities & Investments
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.F.(5).1 Demonstrate knowledge of personalized communication strategies used in this industry to determine client needs and wants and to develop responses intended to influence purchasing decisions and enhance future business opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.F.(5).2 Plan the use of financial resources to prepare for performing key duties in this industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.F.(5).3 Plan day-to-day operations activities to ensure continued functioning of businesses in this industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.F.(5).4 Describe laws and regulations affecting business operations and transactions in order to ensure compliance with industry requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Employability and Career Development: Employability skills and career and entrepreneurship opportunities build the capacity for successful careers in a global economy.
9.4.12.F.(5).5 Apply career planning concepts, tools, and strategies to explore plan, obtain, and develop a career in this pathway.