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Vocational Strands 4-6: Strand 5

Performance Examples for Strand 5

5. A.01 Performance Examples:

  • Prepare a business plan for a new company in your community.
  • Participate in a discussion with members of a local small-business incubator or chamber of commerce, identifying opportunities and summarizing best practices of new companies.
  • Create an equipment list, with costs, of equipment required for doing specific tasks.
  • Identify local zoning and environmental laws that apply to businesses in your industry.

5. A.02 Performance Examples:

  • Create a plan to keep track of tools and supplies in your classroom/shop.
  • Work as a team to complete a project, including running and participating in problem-solving meetings.
  • Contact a relevant professional organization and request information about its benefits, membership requirements, and costs.
  • Clip print advertisements from local companies, identifying common themes and contrasting different styles.

5. A.03 Performance Examples:

  • Create and follow a budget for an in-class project.
  • Identify equipment in your shop/lab that is considered capital.
  • From a pay-stub, determine gross salary, deductions, and net pay for a calendar year.
  • Create a rate card or other list of standardized costs for services provided, based on research of local rates and practices.

5. A.04 Performance Examples:

  • Participate in and summarize a discussion with a member of a labor organization.
  • Participate in and summarize a discussion with a member of a civil rights organization.
  • While participating in a group project, write and follow job descriptions for each member of the team.
  • Evaluate a shop/lab in terms of safety, ergonomics, and workflow.

5. A.05 Performance Example:

  • Participate in a service project or community-centered event.

Strand 5: Management and Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Skills

5.A Management and Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Skills
5.A.01 Analyze basic business practices required to start and run a company/organization.
5.A.01.01 Define entrepreneurship.
5.A.01.02 Describe the relationship between suppliers, producers, and consumers.
5.A.01.03 Compare and contrast types of businesses, including sole proprietorships, small businesses, companies, corporations, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.
5.A.01.04 Describe practices that ensure quality customer service.
5.A.01.05 Explain the value of competition in business/field.

5.A.02 Manage all resources related to a business/organization.
5.A.02.01 Identify a company’s/organization’s chain of command and organizational structure.
5.A.02.02 Define and demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills.
5.A.02.03 Explain ways a company or organization can market itself, including choosing a name, designing logos and promotional materials, advertising, and the importance of word-of-mouth.
5.A.02.04 Identify methods to track inventory, productivity, income, expenses, and personnel.
5.A.02.05 Explain the importance of written operating procedures and policies.
5.A.02.06 Identify professional organizations and their benefits.
5.A.02.07 Explain methods to effectively run a meeting.

5.A.03 Describe methods for managing, organizing, retrieving and reporting financial data.
5.A.03.01 Explain the role of small businesses in the economy.
5.A.03.02 Extract and extrapolate data from financial documents, such as a pay-stub, budget, tax statement, and financial report.

5.A.04 Apply labor and civil rights law and guidelines to business practice and decisions.
5.A.04.01 List federal and state mandated employee rights.
5.A.04.02 Describe proper working conditions for your industry.
5.A.04.03 Explain the role of labor organizations.
5.A.04.04 Discuss the importance of diversity and list methods of encouraging diversity in the workplace.
5.A.04.05 Describe standard forms of employment contracts applicable to your industry.
5.A.04.06 State the current minimum wage, as well as wages for common jobs found within the field.
5.A.04.07 List opportunities for continual professional development.

5.A.05 Evaluate the effects of community relations on companies and the industry.
5.A.05.01 Describe the role that the industry/organization plays in different communities.
5.A.05.02 Describe the role that community interests play in a company’s/organizations decision-making process.

5.A.06 Apply legal requirements and ethical considerations to business practice and decisions.
5.A.06.01 Identify laws that regulate businesses/organizations in your field.
5.A.06.02 Define the requirements for and protections given by copyright and trademark law.
5.A.06.03 Define the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights legislation on your business/organization, employees, and customers.
5.A.06.04 Define ethical business practices for your field.
5.A.06.05 Identify trade-specific practices that support clean energy technologies and encourage environmental sustainability.

Subject Guide

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Jennifer Jourdain
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
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Fitchburg, MA 01420
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