CAREER DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR TRAINING
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides standardized training for career services practitioners. Training for career facilitation covers the following competencies as addressed by the NCDA Career Development Facilitator Curriculum:
- 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 the GCDF 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.
Format of training
The 120-hour training would be delivered face to face or online for 8 weeks. Each week the training session is 2 hours long. Participants will have weekly assignments and reading requirements.
A completion certificate issued satisfies training requirements for the NCDA's Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP). More info about NCDA's credentialing process here.
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