OCTAE is pleased to share a newly released brief on career navigators in adult education.
This brief describes how career navigators are expected to provide a wide variety of services, including career planning, exploration, and counseling; educational planning; support to navigate systems; learner skill building; and job search readiness and placement. To carry out these roles successfully, career navigators need four key competencies:
- Knowledge of the adult learner population and skills for working with learners
- Knowledge of available career pathways and skills to help learners make informed decisions
- Knowledge of learner skills that can lead to success and skills to support learners’ skill-building
- Knowledge of resources available to learners and skills to build and maintain strong partnerships