ERIC Number: ED414515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A Three-Tiered Model of Career Counseling Services: ERIC Digest.
Kellett, Ralph; Conger, Stuart
The need for lifelong career development in Canada is becoming increasingly evident as more people switch jobs. To meet this need, it has been suggested that counseling services for adults should be organized in a three-tiered structure. Such a structure would ensure that individuals have access to a counselor in accordance with their level of need. The focus of the first tier of service would be on self-exploration and career assessment. There would be a guided self-serve information system to meet widespread needs. The tier would include coached self-help, computer assistance, needs determination, group seminars, and could include special needs clients. In the second tier, more in-depth assistance would be available, such as skill training and information on entitlements. The third tier would include individual counseling where the clients clarify their inability to do what needs to be done, evaluate career strengths and barriers, examine assumptions which affect thoughts and actions, as well as active intervention with third parties, and the coaching and mentoring of clients. All three tiers could be housed in one location or be provided geographically by various agencies in a municipality. In addition to serving adults in transition, this program could aid secondary schools. A three-tiered career development service could provide a full range of services. (RJM)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada