Career Coach Training


Career Coaching Training at Grand Rapids Community College focuses on a framework of career decision making principles using a combination of tools from the ACT WorkKeys toolkit. WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. Students completing this course will understand: • Relationship to Career Development/distinction between awareness of careers and a decision on careers/job, understanding a pathway/career ladder • History of WM, State Role, National Role: Outcomes of each step, understanding of what self directed models produce • Theory and history of career development. Structural and developmental models/ what is the outcome for your program? • The language of WorkKeys®/NCRC. Personal skills, using talents and interests to drive decision making. • Key behaviors expected by employers, how do you measure them/observe to standard process, show improvement over time. • Interests and Values, and the correlation to ONET. • Forms and Structure/Outcomes • Attaching numbers to the coaching model. What really determines success, project planning for integration of the model in existing practices • Review metrics exercise/complete binders/connect the dots, clarify, Successfully completing students will prepare a final portfolio by completing a Talent Assessment, Fit Assessment, a National Career Readiness Certificate, and an Education and Work Plan.
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