CDF Training Classes


WHAT IS A CDF - CAREER DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR?

A Career Development Facilitator performs specific tasks that help clients learn more about themselves, jobs, and make career choices and plans.

The CDF curriculum, developed by the National Career Development Association, consists of the following 12 competencies:

 

  • Be proficient in the career facilitating process while maintaining productive interpersonal relationships
  • Recognize needs of diverse groups and adapt services to meet their needs
     
  • CDF students participate in a learning activity that can be used with clients.
    CDF students participate in a learning activity that can be used with clients.
    Follow CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations
     
  • Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors
     
  • Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.
     
  • Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on those appropriate to the population served
     
  • Understand labor market and occupational information and trends while using current resources
  • Comprehend and use career development computer applications
  • Know job search and placement strategies in work with specific groups
     
  • Prepare and develop materials for training programs and group presentations
  • Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors
     

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CDF TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

The field of career development is growing and so is the demand for trained personnel. The CDF Training Program is designed for individuals who work with clients or students in:

• Michigan Works! Service Centers
• K-12 School Systems
• Community Colleges
• Community-Based Organizations
• Vocational Rehabilitation
• Business and Industry Human Resources
• Career Resource Centers


PROGRAM GRADUATES ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Eligibility for GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator) credential
     
  • Enhanced skills and knowledge applied immediately to their job
     
  • Career development processes, including assessment activities and career assessment resources
     
  • Awareness and use of career development computer applications
     
  • Awareness of job search strategies and placement techniques
     
  • Identification of special needs of students/clients
     
  • Proficiency in career facilitating process
     
  • Prepare and develop materials for training programs and group presentations
     
  • Interact and learn with other professionals in similar positions
     
  • nstruction from certified master trainers with a focus on applied learning

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME CERTIFIED AS A GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR (GCDF):

Education and Work Experience

Applicants must complete the Career Development Facilitator course and have the combination of education and experience listed below to qualify for national certification from NBCC.
Graduate Credits available through Ferris State University upon request. Contact Kristen Garceau at cdftrainer@btc-bci.com or call 269-657-2123 for information.
Combined Education* and Career Development Experience**

Graduate Degree   1,400 hours (estimated 1 year)
Bachelors Degree   2,800 hours (estimated 2 years)
Two Years College   4,200 hours (estimated 3 years)
High School Diploma/GED  5,600 hours (estimated 4 years)

*You must include documentation for the highest educational level completed. The Center for Credentialing in Education, Inc. (CCE), accepts copies of diplomas, transcripts, or letters of verification from institution registrants or other appropriate officials (may not be instructors).

**Experience must be obtained after high school education or GED completion. You do not need the education and career development experience to enroll in the course.

Questions regarding national certification? Log-on to www.ncda.org.

 


 

 

Kristen Garceau, Career Resource Connection, 269-657-2123, kgarceau@CDFtrainer.com