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Austin, TX, United States, 2010/01/20 - The National Society of Career Management is proud to announce that our Career Management Certification System (CMCS) training course has been approved as a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligible program.
This means that government funding is now available to pay tuition for qualified students.
Classes begin February 21st at St. Edward’s University Professional Education Center. Through this new program, students can be active in the workforce in 10 weeks of classroom instruction and training. The WIA covers the entire cost of certification including the 60-hour course, student textbook and examination fee, which totals $2609.
The business of finding a job has quickly grown into a billion-dollar industry, with dramatically increased market demand for career services. The St. Edwards’s University Professional Education Center can help you find success and a rewarding career in this important and emerging field.
“We’re excited to offer training in one of the fastest growing industries and are thrilled to be able to tell students that there are ways to pay for the training that will lead them to their new careers,” said Linda Ginac, CEO of the National Society of Career Management. “This is an innovative, ground breaking certification program that we are pleased to offer through a partnership with St. Edward’s University’s Professional Education Center.
The CMCS is a comprehensive training program that prepares people with a desire to be in the career coaching industry with the Professional in Career Management (PCM) credential. The course teaches students the necessary skills to facilitate career decision making and planning with individuals. Our training program enables people to work for a variety of employers including universities, workforce development offices, corporate employers and private practice such as outplacement, human resource and career coaching consulting firms.
Gaining this approval indicates that the Texas:
• Recognizes the great need for career management as a professional skill in order to increase employment, job retention, earning and career advancement of US worker as specified by the Department of Labor.
• Has identified career management as a high growth industry and credentialing as a necessary step in workforce preparation and talent development.
Eligibility requirements and other information can be found by visiting the Texas Workforce Commission.
To learn more about the CMCS training program, visit St. Edwards Website and search for PCM. Sign up for our next webinar scheduled on February 2nd at 11:30 CST. If you have specific questions, please contact Adriana Hook at 512-672-6092.
About the National Society of Career Management
The National Society of Career Management (nsocm.com) is a leading organization for the career management profession. Headquartered in Austin, TX, NSCM provides education, support and advocacy for career coaches worldwide. NSCM offers the leading Career Management Certification System (CMCS) to achieve Professional in Career Management (PCM) certification at universities across the nation and online.
About the Workforce Investment Act
WIA (Workforce Investment Act) was created to fund programs and initiatives that provide millions of adult workers with workforce preparation and talent development services. WIA Programs advance talent development with preparation that includes post-secondary education with industry-recognized credentials in high growth industries. The WIA program aims to increase the employment, job retention, earnings, and career advancement of US workers.