Business office technology skills provide students with a solid understanding of current and emerging technologies in today’s workplace. With the fast evolving job market, high school and college graduates must have the skills to compete at a professional level.
Career and technical educators, especially, are in a prime position to help students meet employer expectations and needs. In Career and Technical Education (CTE), we are already training many students for the careers they will one day enter and therefore can help them gain additional skills, which will enable them to succeed in the workplace.
Since this is so important for today’s students, we’ve put together a list of key skills, matching iCEV lessons to help you bring business office technology skills to your classroom. If you’re already using the iCEV curriculum, you can easily incorporate these lessons into your lesson plans or even as self-study lessons.
A student’s need for basic telecommunication skills is great. Telecommunication is communication of voice, data and other signals across a distance. It can occur between an unlimited number of people in an unlimited number of locations. Telecommunications basics are used every day, whether it be at school or in the workplace.
Telecommunicating is a vital form of business communication. This Microsoft® PowerPoint presentation illustrates the exchange of information and explains sending and receiving information via telecommunications software by detailing appropriate business ethics and correct etiquette for using telecommunications. Students learn which telecommunication methods are suitable for particular situations.
Lesson Plan Telecommunications Plan
Learning what is ethical and unethical in a business setting prepares students for careers. Business ethics are professional standards of conduct, based on moral principle and values, guiding decision-making processes and actions. Business ethics are defined by the employer in a “code of ethics” or in an employee manual.
This presentation explores the rights and wrongs of common business practices prevalent today. Students will learn the importance of ethical decision making and the effects decisions have on organizations, consumers, and employees. Technological advances and the workplace are only a couple of the ethical considerations explored.
Lesson Plan Law & Regulations Project
Workplace technology plays an essential role in how businesses function and communicate with others around the world. Students with workplace technology skills are able to work faster, more accurately and in some cases, in ways previously not possible.
Web ethics are necessary to help stop cybercrime and make the internet safe and secure. They require people to use good judgment when making decisions about online activities. Students learn about multiple e-issues including, piracy, file sharing, malware and many more.
Web Ethics & E-Issues
The ethics and issues of the Internet are important to be aware of because this knowledge can help protect a business, employees, and customers. The presentation will give students guidelines for relaying and presenting information that is appropriate over the Web. Copyright uses are a widely discussed topic, especially related to students and businesses. These issues will be covered as well as acceptable routes to avoid them. Students will also gain knowledge on how to respect customer privacy on the Web.
Lesson Plan Web Ethics Project
Microsoft® skills are used in most workplaces. Students with basic skills in Microsoft® Word are more prepared to enter the workforce. Students will learn word processing, formatting, alignment and many more.
Microsoft® Word Basics
Microsoft® Word is one of the most widely used software programs in today’s society as it serves as the foundation for completing most communication documents. This presentation takes students on a tour throughout Microsoft® Word 2013 so they can gain real-world scenarios, students will become comfortable enough using Microsoft® Word to accomplish communication tasks they will face in the future.
Lesson Plan Business Contact List Project
Express Employment Professionals Business Office Technology Certification
Helping students develop business office technology skills to succeed in the workforce is critical to their success. All of these lessons are part of the Express Employment Professionals Business Office Technology Certification, powered by iCEV. If you are not currently an iCEV user, you can check it out by creating a free 30-day trial. iCEV users not yet familiar with the certification can learn more here.