Credit Course

EC117 - Enhancing Career Development for CTE Students

Career development and management is an ongoing process that occurs over one’s life span. Instructors can assist students in understanding the process by explaining that the process involves self-development through the integration of career goals, workplace settings, and events in one’s personal life and work experiences. This developmental process can be addressed based on career stages. According to the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the six stages of modern career development that students will experience include assessment, investigation, preparation, commitment, retention, and transition. This course provides an overview of the various stages and how to implement them. The course also provides information on career development inventories, the job search process, and continuing career opportunities.