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This course  offers an introductory review of the basic information career, workforce, and academic professionals need to know in order to provide the best advice to individuals deciding on a major, educational program, and career. The information applies to advisers and counselors helping young people decide on postsecondary education and training, conducing career exploration, finding a job, and making a career transition.

This course is intended for career center professionals in all educational institutions, and career counselors and coaches in private practice and in workforce development organizations. However, the audience extends to practitioners in other levels of education as well as those who serve clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. This includes school counselors, career coaches, workforce development staff, HR professionals and others.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  List what labor market information is and discuss why it is important.

  Understand that professional associations support the use of good labor market information in career and academic development.

  Identify credible resources to locate pertinent labor market information and use these resources to identify various labor market issues.

  Propose the kind of information to give individuals in various stages of career development based on scenarios.