The 2014 Wyoming
Career & Vocational Education Content and Performance Standards have been organized into five major categories:
1. Career Development and Readiness
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
4. Technical Literacy
5. Technical Proficiency and Productivity
The standards are not prioritized; rather, they are listed alphabetically.
Career Development and Readiness:
Students demonstrate career planning and employability skills.
Students understand and verbalize the career pathways model. They have worked with a career counselor to develop an inclusive Plan of Study that is aligned with their career interests and strengths. Students work independently with a career counselor to monitor and adjust their Plan of Study as their needs change. This includes secondary and post secondary coursework opportunities as well as related CTSO & community service involvement. Students can accurately demonstrate personal employability skills and characteristics using both written and verbal communication methods.
Communication and Collaboration:
Students develop the skills necessary to effectively lead, collaborate, and communicate.
Students are capable of fulfilling many roles on a team. They recognize that everyone brings different skills to a team and are able to effectively lead, collaborate, and communicate in order to successfully complete a project. They consistently share project progress and results. They demonstrate global competencies, utilizing perspectives and strengths for the benefit of the team.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate technology, tools, and resources.
Students independently and accurately locate, use, organize, analyze and communicate different types information through verbal and written means. Students use the appropriate technology, tools and resources to independently and accurately lead, research, manage and complete individual and group projects in a timely manner.
Students effectively read, evaluate, write, and communicate technical information.
Students select, read, interpret, evaluate, analyze and communicate technical data in a variety of ways. Students can successfully and independently compose and present different types of technical data using a variety of visual technologies.
Technical Proficiency and Productivity:
Students safely, ethically, and productively use existing and new technologies and systems.
Students consistently and safely use technology to complete tasks and projects that meet or exceed industry standards. They develop, evaluate and modify systems to most efficiently complete a task.