GCDF is an international recognized certificate, designed to be flexible and meet the specific needs of every country. GCDF coordinators work with local career development experts to create a framework that is strict enough to ensure quality and sensitivity to local realities.
The EBCC (European Board of Certified Counselors) and the CCE (Center of Credentialing and Education) promote certification of countries as a valid quality indicator.
Benefits of GCDF include:
- National Certificate
- Employability certification in the labor market
- Definition of purpose and practice
- Experienced trainers
- Specialized continuous education for professionals
GCDF is a program developed to offer recognition to career development professionals around the world and to promote a lifelong learning philosophy. Based on the Global Career Development Facilitator program, a collaboration effort initiated in 1997 by the Center of Credentialing and Education (CCE), the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the National Occupational Information Coordination Committee (NOICC), the GCDF program was created and adapted to the needs of each country. At present, GCDF is available in 17 countries: Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Korea, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States.
GCDF’s graduates are trained to help people; both individually and in a group environment, make the right decisions when considering their career progress. Through the use of best practices, various evaluation tools and career development models, GCDFs facilitate the personal and professional development of their clients by equipping each person with the necessary knowledge and skills.
Structure of the program:
The educational program is offered at a national level and is available in various forms of education to meet the needs of the participants: – 80 teaching hours – 40 supervised internship hours.