Looking to set yourself apart from others in the field of career development?
The National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development Training was created to provide standards, training specifications, and credentialing to eligible career providers in our field.
Why Should I Consider Facilitating Career Development Training?
Facilitating Career Development Training is an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in career development. It’s also an opportunity to interact with colleagues from a variety of work settings. During the training, you’ll receive instruction in each of the NCDA 12 Career Development Competencies, which are detailed below (Source: www.ncda.org):
- 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 Career Development Facilitator 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.