CITF Class Registration

WFED 445 - Vocational Guidance

REGISTER FOR CLASS:At Least 45 Days in Advance

Classes that do not meet the Minimum Attendance Requirements 45 days in advance will be cancelled.

The minimum participants for this course is: 5

Prerequisite: CITF Instructor Certification Level II or be listed as a Training Director or Training Coordinator

3 Day, Plus, Distance Learning Lessons Course 

Problems and Possibilities of vocational guidance; the field of guidance and guidance literature; methods of field work; school guidance techniques. WFED 445 does not include any exams, as students are better assessed through actual application of the concepts and procedures. As a result of successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and importance of guidance counselors and career planners
  • Understand the benefits of career planning
  • Define and understand the purpose of a cumulative record
  • Define and understand the purpose of an anecdotal record
  • Define and understand the purpose of the student autobiography or portfolio
  • Understand what formal assessment instruments are (standardized tests, interest inventories, personality assessments, etc.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the important considerations and techniques involved in using conferencing to help students meet their needs
  • Understand the purpose of conducting a conference with an apprentice
  • Explain the types of common conferences they may encounter
  • Successfully conduct a conference with an apprentice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the important considerations in dealing with gender, race, and disability issues in the workplace
  • Understand the purpose of providing services which enable those with equity issues to advance in the construction careers
  • Plan a program which would promote the technical training center in the community as a viable place for people to learn about carpentry and construction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic techniques involved in assisting students in applying for employment or further education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of dealing with workplace problems, particularly employer/employee relations, coworker relations, and complying with policy and promotion procedures

This workshop also contains a series of distance learning lessons that must be completed to receive credit for the workshop. Upon completion of this course, you will receive 3 credits from Penn State University. These credits can be applied to a bachelors degree in vocational education.

Tech Coordinator: Brian Connearney


  • 4/15/2024 - 4/17/2024 (canceled)
  • 7/22/2024 - 7/24/2024 (13 of 16 seats available - registrations close on 6/7/2024) register!
  • 12/9/2024 - 12/11/2024 (14 of 16 seats available - registrations close on 10/25/2024) register!