JVS Announces Training Class for Career Services Providers

JVS will offer a 10-week training program beginning September 13 in Southfield for individuals working in career development. The Facilitating Career Development Course is based upon 12 professional competency areas outlined by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

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.  Gutman is director of Business and Career Services at JVS.

“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 program is designed for people who work in any type of career development positions including career counselors, job search trainers, career resource center coordinators, career coaches, career development case manager, school counselors, employment/placement specialists or workforce development staff.

The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 at JVS 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/FCDClass or contact Karen Gutman at kgutman@jvsdet.org or 248-233-4230.

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.