ERIC Number: ED445287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-20
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Career Development: Programs and Services in the United States.
In 1986 the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC), in collaboration with leaders in the counseling profession, began a major initiative in the United States to strengthen and enhance comprehensive, competency-based career counseling, guidance, and education programs. These efforts led to the establishment of national guidelines for comprehensive career guidance programs at all educational levels. The National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) are designed to encourage career development as a life-long pursuit, guided by local programs supported by well trained state level leadership. They support the concept of career development as a process through which individuals learn about themselves in relation to the world of work. Competencies in the guidelines are grouped into three elements of the career development process: self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning. This paper presents a brief history of the Guidelines, discusses each of the Guidelines, and includes lessons learned from the initiative, and benefits for those utilizing the guidelines. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.