Wednesday, January 05, 2005

A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational & Career Development Challenges

Career Planning Begins with Assessment
Timmons, Joe, Podmostko, Mary, Bremer, Christine, Lavin, Don, & Wills, Joan (2004).
Washington, D.C.: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, Institute for Educational Leadership.

The purpose of this career assessment guide is to support educators and youth development professionals who are supporting youth to make successful transitions from school to career opportunities. The best decisions and choices made by transitioning youth are based on sound information including assessments that focus on talents, knowledge, skills, interests, values, and aptitudes of each individual. This guide helps open to explore a full range of career opportunities by introducing a foundation of knowledge about assessment strategies and plannning techniques that support youth with disabilities in making fundamental decisions. This includes choices about education, training, employment, and community services they may need to obtain suitable career outcomes.
This guide is available for free on the Internet at the URL posted below.

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