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PM for JAG

Life skills in PM are key for at-risk students and align with many listed JAG competencies

A.  Career Development Competencies

A.1  Identify occupational interests, aptitudes and abilities.

A.6  Describe the conditions and specifications of the job goal.

C.  Job Survival Competencies

C.15 Understand what employers expect of employees.

C.17 Demonstrate time management.

C.18 Follow directions.

D.  Basic Competencies

D.21 Comprehend verbal communications.

D.22 Comprehend written communications.

D.23 Communicate in writing.

D.24 Communicate verbally.

E.  Leadership and Self-Development Competencies

E.26 Demonstrate team membership.

E.27 Demonstrate team leadership.

E.28 Deliver presentations to a group.

E.29 Compete successfully with peers.

E.30 Demonstrate commitment to an organization.

F.  Personal Skills Competency

F.32 Identify a self-value system and how it affects life.

F.33 Base decisions on values and goals.

F.34 Identify process of decision-making.

F.35 Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility for actions and decisions.

F.36 Demonstrate a positive attitude.

G.  Life Survival Skills

G.39 Identify how best to achieve marketable occupation skills for an entry level job.

G.41 Apply critical thinking skills.

G.43 Demonstrate how to use group dynamics techniques.

G.44 Explain the roles and function of a value-added organization.

G.45 Understand the essential elements of high performing work teams.

G.46 Describe how to work and communicate with diverse people at work and in the community to satisfy their expectations.

G.47 Demonstrate techniques for building commitment by others.

G.48 Demonstrate an openness to change.

G.49 Provide constructive feedback.

G.50 Negotiate solutions to conflicts.

G.52 Demonstrate an ability to adapt to people and situations.

G.53 Exhibit work ethics and behaviors essential to success.

G.54 Set and prioritize goals and establish a timeline for achieving them.

G.55 Apply the problem solving process to complex problems.

G.56 Demonstrate an ability to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of self and others.

G.57 Design and justify solutions by tracking and evaluating results.

G.58 Identify ways to build mutual trust and respect.

H.  Work Place Competencies

H.60 Demonstrate punctuality and good attendance practices.

H.61 Demonstrate initiative and proactivity.

H.62 Demonstrate how to work effectively with others.

H.63 Demonstrate an attitude that attracts the attention of management.

H.64 Demonstrate an ability to communicate and work with customers to satisfy their expectations.

H.65 Demonstrate listening skills which will result in gaining a clear understanding of information being conveyed.

H.66 Demonstrate an ability to follow and give directions.

H.67 Demonstrate good reasoning skills which results in thinking first, then taking action.

H.68 Demonstrate integrity and honesty in dealings with internal and external   customers.

H.69 Demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own actions.

H.70 Demonstrate a commitment in completing work assignments accurately   and in a timely fashion.

H.71 Demonstrate an ability to satisfy the purposes of a delegated task.

H.72 Demonstrate an ability to prioritize and manage time effectively in the workplace.

H.73 Demonstrate enthusiasm for work.

H.74 Demonstrate an eagerness to learn new responsibilities or improve current responsibilities.

H.75 Demonstrate an understanding of the work to be accomplished.

H.77 Demonstrate an ability to self-evaluate and develop a continuous improvement (career development) plan.

H.79 Demonstrate an ability to learn from past experiences and others.

H.80 Demonstrate an ability to send, receive and organize e-mail messages.

I.  Economic Empowerment Competencies

I.83 Practical Money Skills for Life,,(Visa U.S.A.)

I.84 Demonstrate How to Start a Small Business (Allstate)

Hope is not a plan.  Much of the work with at-risk students is moving from hopes, which can fail, to plans, which are less likely to fail.  Making a plan and then working that plan is project management at its most basic level.

Whether a student is organizing their culminating project, cleaning their room, planning a party/wedding or implementing their career education/training plan, having a basic or more elaborate checklist will assist them to have a plan and have success.

JAG competency lists for E, F, G, H and I contain many competencies that can be learned or strengthened during a study of the project management process in conjunction with actually doing a project such as a fundraiser or community service project as part of the JAG model.

PMforCTE has mapped the JAG competencies that are also taught in basic project management (below).

Also see Getting Started Menu for additional resources for JAG students.


For additional information see:

Overview of PM for JAG

Overview of PM for JAG

Jobs for America’s Graduates

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Free Classroom Resources for Download:

Project Management for JAG Presentation