Worker Traits Defined
One quarter of your grade at CAWD is defined by something called “Worker Traits”. These traits, or behaviors are not something you create in Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, etc, but they are equally important to CTE as a school, as well as your future. They revolve around acting professionally to students, staff and visitors, and striving to do the best that you can do academically.
Worker Traits are also referred to as employability traits, what colleges and employers want to see in their population. Some characteristics of students displaying good worker traits are:
- They work hard.
- They are curious and eager to learn.
- They strive to better themselves and never quit.
- They are extraordinarily creative.
- They are self-reliant and take responsibility.
- They are usually relaxed and keep their perspective.
- They are able to get along and work productively with all types of people.
How you display worker traits will effect your grade, hopefully positively, but potentially negatively. The moral of the story is this, everyone starts out as average. The world is average. There is nothing wrong with it, but there is nothing spectacularly wonderful about it either. How you work, will positively affect your grade, or negatively affect your grade.
If you are always on time with attendance and work, try your best, and interact well with students and the CTE staff, the worker trait component of your grade will be an A. Remember, that is 25% of your grade. On the other hand not following directions, arriving late, not being on task, surfing the web instead of working, having music to loud, being a distraction in class, not working well with other students or staff, leaving a messy station at the end of the day, will detract from your grade. If you behave and work below average, your worker trait component will reflect this.
Worker traits are always being evaluated; in the hallways, in the cafeteria, before, during, after class, etc. Not only by your CAWD teachers directly, but by all staff at CTE.
This is not meant to scare you. Many of you already act appropriately and work hard, and will reap the benefits of positive worker traits. Just be aware that these traits, or employability skills, are important to CTE, will be important to you as a student now, and as an adult later in life.
I have created this document which will be the basis for our worker trait grading. This document has gone over revisions and will continue to do so as the year/time goes on. As we move through the week, your class participation, positive, and negative behavior is recorded and fed into this web page. Your grade is objectively generated solely base on your behavior, tied to these worker traits.