CareerCounseling Economically Disadvantaged
IntroductionThereare many needs among the economically disadvantaged in careercounseling. Economically disadvantaged people include those who areunderemployed, unemployed, chronically poor, and the newlydisadvantaged. Besides the need for resources and information on howto accomplish getting tuition for college and vocational education,this group needs help in believing in themselves. The CareerResource Center seeks to help people learn about their choices,discover their interests and develop strategy to achieve their careergoals.
The economically disadvantaged: Part 11.Assessment of the economically disadvantaged
Thispopulation needs knowledge and skills in order to assist them ineffectively navigate educational and vocational choices that increasetheir progress toward a productive career. They need to be counseledsince most of them harbor passive attitudes towards working due totheir current situation of being underemployed, discouraged ordemotivated in their past workplaces, as well as being in poverty forquite a long time. According to Allum and Taylor (1993), careerguidancehelps people “learn about their options, explore theirinterests and develop plans to achieve their occupational goals” Without proper counseling and educational skill or training theseindividuals find it hard adjusting to new workplaces or obtainingvocational training. In connection to this, they have low confidenceas far as the possibility of maintaining a preferred job isrelatively job is considered.
2.Future trendsFuturetrends of the labor market may play a significant role towardsinfluencing the needs of the economically disadvantaged. The economyneeds to create more job opportunities to fill the job deficit inorder to keep pace with the ever growing population. There is needfor tight labor markets that plays a key role in boosting bargainingpower hence, prompting employers to raise ages as well as offerbetter benefits for all workers.
3.Potential strengths of the chosen population
Thereare many gifted individuals in this among the economically challengedindividual. Therefore, if these individuals are motivated, they canwork and assured of better expectations in the future they can workhard (Scott, 2015). Althoughrace or ethnicity is not directly linked to socioeconomic status,economically disadvantaged schools tend to have larger populations ofethnic minority students (Brown & Lent, 2013). This is a clearindication that if these schools can be improved such students canhave access to better facilities to help them perform well andadvance their careers. Advancement in their career would in turn,help them secure good jobs to elevate their lives.
Part2: Services and Career Development ProgramsThereare several services and career development programs that can helpmeet the need of the economically disadvantaged. They include theavailability ofcounselors to assist clients with information counseling and supportduring, and after employment, distribution of information on servicesprovided to prospective clients, public organizations provision ofcounseling and or referrals to those who have not completed highschool, the economically disadvantaged, college bound students, andpopulations with other concern (Counseling and Outreach Centers,2015) counseling, Informing, and supporting clients in furtheringtheir education by providing information and referrals to vocational,educational, and employment organizations resume writing, interviewtechniques ,and preparation for any available job for theseindividuals, as well as having community connections to assist incollege and vocational preparations, and job seekers.Career Counselors: Part 3
Thereare several guidelines (ethical) that all the career center’scounselors need to adhere to. They include license at the resourcecenter to obtain a license for career counseling a masters degree isrequired as well as the need for counselors to seekcontinuing education and training to help keep them informed of newapproaches and to keep them brushed up with what is already in placeto better provide services to their clients (NationalCareer Development Association (NCDA) code of ethics, 2015).
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Counseling and Outreach Centers. (2015). Retrieved November 11, 2015, from State University of New York: http://www.ucawd.suny.edu/programs_outreach.php.
NCDA Code of Ethics. (2015). Retrieved November 11, 2015, from NCDA: http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/guidelines.
Scott, J. M. (2015). An Investigation of the College and Career Counseling Needs of Economically Disadvantaged Minority Gifted Students. Retrieved November 11, 2015, from Research Gate: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/247527970_An_Investigation_of_the_College_and_Career_Counseling_Needs_of_Economically_Disadvantaged_Minority_Gifted_Students.