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Career Certification Class
Next class will start February 23rd
Subsequent classes will be zoom: 3/7 (6-7:30); 3/28 (6-8:30pm); 4/13 (6-9pm); 4/27 (6-9pm); May 13th 9-3pm (last class in person)

This course is a 120 hours which is a combination of face to face sessions, zoom sessions and working on your own on assignments, reading, exploring resources, learning through doing career assessments and interpretation and much more. This is the course needed to be able to apply for the career certification, GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator)or CCSP (Certified Career Services Provider).

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

This course covers the twelve career competencies listed below, and more. 

 

Helping Skills - Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.

Labor Market Information and Resources - Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources. 

Assessment - Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served. 

Diverse Populations - Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs. 

Ethical and Legal Issues - Follow the NCDA Code of Ethics and know current legislative regulations. Career Development Models - Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background. 

Employability Skills - Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups. 

Training Clients and Peers - Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations. Program Management/Implementation - Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships. 

Promotion and Public Relations - Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors.  

Technology  - Comprehend and use career development computer applications. 

Consultation - Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors.

 

We will also cover:

Business Services and Employer Relations 

Clients with Disabilities 

Clients who are Justice-Involved 

K-12 Students  

Workforce and Career Development History

 

Upon successful completion, participants can apply for the Certified Career Services Provider credential (NCDA) and/or the Global Career Development Facilitator certification (GCDF).  

 

COST & TEXTBOOK: 

Facilitating Career Development, Student Manual, Revised 4th Edition (just updated)

An Instructional Program for Career Services Providers and Other Career Development Providers

 

The course cost is $1325 which includes the FCD training manual (value approx. $250).

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