Registration open for individual courses from Jan to May 2018.
Submission of January 2018 program application is open now.
Do you want to work with people and help them with their on-going learning, employment and career goals? Our Career Development Professional Certificate Program will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of employment opportunities and to teach others how to manage their career in an ever-changing labour market. The Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners defines Career Development as "the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure and transitions in order to move towards a personally determined and evolving preferred future".
The 14-week full-time in-class intensive program is offered 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. The focus is on Employment Services with nine courses which will teach you about career development theories, career planning, job search and development, social media, and grant and proposal writing skills. Learn how to work with individuals and groups, develop skills to use career assessment tools, and learn about labour market trends and how to help people manage career transition. Program content is based on the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners.
Students will also complete a four week workplace practicum (2 x two-week placements). We place/find our students their host practicum placement.
The ideal candidate for this program is someone who:
- Has previous work or volunteer experience (1 year) in a related field such as career/employment counselling, human resources, teaching, marketing, management, customer service and/or life skills coaching
- Has a college education, is a graduate of post-secondary education Canadian or foreign or has substantial practical experience
- Has excellent listening and communication skills
- Is friendly and open to learning necessary concepts regarding Career Development practices, case management, and general management
- Would like to help people
- Is interested in self-growth and personal development
- Has good command of English; both spoken and written
- Is willing to attend a full time program in order to establish themselves in higher level employment skills and is open to job possibilities
Students may take individual courses for personal interest. However, in order to receive the certificate, you must be admitted to the program.