JVS Announces Certification Course for Career Services Providers

JVS Human Services will offer a 10-week training program beginning May 16 in Southfield for individuals working in career development who seek professional development and credentials.

The program is designed for people who work as career counselors, job search trainers, career resource center coordinators, career coaches, career development case manager, school counselors, employment/placement specialists or workforce development staff.

Led by nationally trained and certified instructor Karen Gutman, the class will offer hands-on, practical learning and interaction with colleagues from a variety of work settings.  The course curriculum is based upon 12 professional competency areas outlined by the National Career Development Association (NCDA)

“Participants will leave the class with relevant skills, knowledge and tools they need to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work,” said Gutman. “The course also prepares individuals to apply for nationally recognized professional credentials.”

The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays from May 16 to Jul. 25 at JVS Human Services headquarters, 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield. Tuition is $1,200 and includes all books and materials. For more information, download the course flyer at http://bit.ly/FCDMay2019Info or contact Karen Gutman at FCDGutman@jvshumanservices.org or 248.891.7484.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to students who successfully complete course requirements. Participants will then be eligible to apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education and the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credential offered by the National Career Development Association.