Workforce and Career Development Certification Training

Workforce and Career Development Certification Training

The Workforce and Career Development Certification Training (WCDC) is a 14-week course that covers fundamental workforce development competencies and skills required for the effective delivery of high-quality career development services. WCDC training is built upon three nationally accredited and industry recognized certifications, including the Certified Career Services Provider Certification (CCSP), Global Career Development Facilitator Certification (GCDF), and the Certified Workforce Development Professional Certification (CWDP). The WCDC coursework includes over 20 core competencies that all workforce development professionals should possess in order to provide their customers with superior service and expertise in the areas of assessment, career planning, business services, working with diverse populations, and ethics.

Intended Audience:

The WCDC Training is designed for professionals that are providing oversight or direct services within a workforce and/or career-centric program or organization. Example of roles include:

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    Program Managers
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    Career Advisors
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    Case Managers
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    Employment Specialists

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    Career Coaches/Counselors

Core Competencies:

Helping Skills Diverse Populations
Ethical and Legal Issues Promotion and Public Relations
Employability Skills Program Management/Implementation
Training Clients and Peers Technology
Labor Market Information & Resources Assessment
Career Development Principles & Models Consultation
Business and Economic Development Intelligence Workforce Development Structure, Policies, and Programs
Collaboration and Problem Solving Customer Service Methodology
Diversity in Workforce Development Labor Market Information and Intelligence
Principles of Communication Program Implementation Principles & Strategies

Course Delivery:

Flexibility is the key to providing meaningful training to adult learners who are currently working within the field of Workforce Development. TAD Grants has the agility and expertise to provide the WCDC training in a variety of ways and possesses the experience and ability to work with both individuals and groups to determine the most effective way to facilitate, customize and deliver this 12-week course.

Mixed Learning:

A combination of in-person and on-site delivery to cohorts, including a mix of distance learning and in-person instruction, including weekly assignments and targeted instructor feedback.

Course Completion and Certification:

Upon successful completion and mastery of WCDC curriculum, including adequate completion of all assignments and demonstration of required participation, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate confirms that the student has gained the knowledge and core competencies listed above, and may be used to apply for the certifications listed below:

Certification Name Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Granting Association/Organization National Association of Workforce Professionals (NAWDP) National Career Development Association (NCDA) Center for Continuing Education (CCE)
Requirements & Application Information Application Coming Application Coming Application Coming

Disclaimer: TAD Grants provides the training as described above. TAD Grants does not guarantee that students meet the requirements for the above-listed certifications. It is recommended that interested parties review the application links provided to determine eligibility to apply for each respective certification.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, July 18th & Friday, July 19st
Location: Worksystems Inc. – 1618 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA & Remote via Zoom
Cost: $1975 per person
Space: limited to 45 people

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