Career specialist/workforce trainers are tasked with identifying vocational and career opportunities for qualified job-searchers using a variety of assessments, such as career-testing and internships.
Successful career specialists must be able to identify and acquire new opportunities which best suit a career seeker's specifications and qualifications, and they should also work well alongside a staff of career specialists to ensure that all clients can find suitable employment. It is essential that they constantly monitor all resources being used to assist career seekers in their endeavors, and verbal and written communication skills are also important in this position.
Career specialists must have strong interpersonal and communication skills to help their clients succeed, and prior experience in career counseling or a similar position can be highly beneficial. A master's degree may be required by some employers, though relevant work experience is often as important as education.
Career Specialist, Workforce Training Tasks
Work with individuals to confirm eligibility and follow-through for training programs.
Create a database of existing training opportunities and employers.
Connect individuals to training opportunities, matching skills and preferences.
Conduct assessments and evaluate test results to guide individuals.