Career Readiness

Career Readiness Assessment

The Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education has adopted the Career & Technical Education Consortium of States (CTECS) Career Readiness Standards as its model for testing PTE students' knowledge and understanding of the general expectations in the workplace.

The CTECS Career Readiness Assessment tests the students ability to demonstrate competency in the following 21 areas of general readiness for workplace success:

Personal Qualities & People Skills

Positive Work Ethic Integrity
Teamwork Skills Self Representation Skills
Diversity Awareness Conflict-Resolution Skills
Creativity & Resourcefulness

Professional Knowledge & Skills

Effective Speaking & Listening Skills Effective Reading & Writing Skills
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills Healthy Behaviors & Safety Skills
Understanding of Workplace Organizations, Systems & Climates
Lifelong Learning Skills Job Acquisition & Advancement Skills
Time, Task & Resource Management Job Specific Mathematics Skills
Customer Service Skills

Technology Knowledge & Skills

Proficiency with Technologies Common to a Specific Occupation
Information Technology Skills
Understanding of Internet Use and Security Issues
Telecommunications Skills