APCDA has often been asked to accredit educational programs provided by or Organization Members. Each program is related to career development, but each is a bit different. The Officers of APCDA have developed a plan to begin the evaluation of our first educational program offered by a local organization in China. We hope to repeat this process when other local organizations ask us to accredit their educational program, so we have adopted a new acronym: LOEP Accreditation.
The first program we will evaluate is one that helps college graduates to understand and become experts in the job search process. We have every reason to believe it is an excellent program and we are happy to use it as our first example for the process of accrediting an education program.
We know that many of our members provide job search assistance and training in their own university or community. While cultural issues may differ in each country and setting, APCDA has many members who understand the basic structure of such a program. Our Career Service Competencies provide a list of the relevant competencies for such a program. In this case, the students pay a fee for this training program, so they want to believe it is excellent. After APCDA members evaluate this program, we can provide this reassurance to the students. The process of evaluation will be one of learning on both sides. The team of APCDA Members who conduct this evaluation will learn how one local organization conducts an outstanding job search training program and can offer suggestions for ongoing assessment and improvement. The local organization will also learn a great amount through this evaluation process. Of course, our evaluation process will be conducted remotely and will result in use of the APCDA logo to assure students of the value of this program.
If you are a member of APCDA who helps college students to navigate the job search process and are interested in participating in this evaluation team, please send an email to Info@AsiaPacificCDA.org.
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