YSP/KSA Training Module 5 – Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation: Youth Opening the Door to the World of Work

About the Module 5 Training

module coverThrough YSP/KSA Training Module 5, Career Preparation & Exploration: Youth Opening the Door to the World of Work, youth service professionals will learn about:
  • Changes in workforce preparation over time;
  • The need for intentional exploration and preparation;
  • The importance of individualization and engagement;
  • The role of assessment in person-centered planning;
  • How to build youth's employability skills and help youth translate their skills for employers;
  • Strategies for career opportunity awareness;
  • The interplay of resumes, interview, and disclosure; and
  • The benefits and methods of work-based learning.

See an example handout from this module, "Developing Resumes & Interview Skills."

Interested in this training?

To request training in Module 5 or for information about how to order copies of this Module (Currently available to approved trainers only), contact NCWD/Youth at Ph. 202-822-8405 or email: ksa@ncwd-youth.info.

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KSA Assessments & Online Study Guide


Prior to any training, it is helpful to assess one's own professional competencies or for an organization to assess the competencies of its staff to identify which competencies need development or improvement. In addition, organizations and systems must be sure they have the structure in place to effectively support and integrate professional development into their daily operations.

NCWD/Youth provides two free assessment tools:

Self Study

In addition to the YSP/KSA Modules Training, NCWD/Youth has developed the KSA Online Study Guide with self study learning activities and a wealth of resources for developing youth service professionals' competencies. 

Two sections of the KSA Online Study Guide provide learning activites and resources for developing the same competencies that are covered in the Module 5 training. Go to "Competency Area 5: Workforce Preparation" and "Competency Area 6: Career Exploration."

For Training Participants

If you completed the Module 5 YSP/KSA Training, please complete the Training Feedback Evaluation online. Click here to open the evaluation.

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