All interested applicants must possess the minimum matriculation requirements of:
Five CXC/ CSEC subjects, inclusive of English Language and Mathematics, at grades 1, 2 or grade 3 (as of June 1998), or the equivalent.
A Diploma in Career Guidance and Counselling (VTDI); or a Diploma in Education, Social Work or Counselling from a recognized tertiary institution.
NVQJ Level 2 in relevant skill area and four (4) CXC/CSEC inclusive of Mathematics and English;
NVQJ Level 3 in relevant skill area and three (3) CXC/CSEC inclusive of Mathematics and English
Mature/Non-traditional entry requirement:
Mature Entry -Applicants who are not eligible for admission under any of the normal entry requirements outlined above, may apply for Mature Entry provided that the applicants have demonstrated the potential for college studies by virtue of their achievements and/or relevant work experience. To be considered for mature entry, the applicant must be at least 23 years of age, has at least three (3) years of work experience in the core area for which further training is sought, and has relevant certification in the area of interest. The applicant may be required to sit a proficiency test designed to assess his/her command of the English Language, as well as Numeracy Skills and Reasoning Ability.
Exemptions and Advanced Placement
Students may receive exemptions and advanced placement in the B. Sc. Career Development programme, based on application and approval by the Academic Board of the VTDI. Requests for exemptions must be submitted at the Registry.
– Apply career development theories to career related client issues.
Demonstrate the competencies required to function as effective career development
professionals in different sectors of society.
Analyse the relationships among various disciplines, in order to help clients make informed
-Use labour market information to guide clients as they make career related choices.
Apply career development interventions such as programme planning and implementation to
facilitate problem solving in learning institutions, communities, and other organizations that
may be experiencing challenges with the career development processes.
-Demonstrate professionalism and integrity while carrying out their duties as career
-Communicate clearly in speech, writing and other appropriate modes of expression, concepts
and interventions in the field of career development.
Argue rationally and draw conclusions based on an analytical and critical approach to data.
Graduates can create their own jobs as entrepreneurs. However, recipients of the Bachelor of Science in Career Development may seek employment as any of the following:
-Student Services Personnel
-Career Development Officer/Specialist
-Community Development Officer
-Career Information Researcher
-Programme Development Writer
-Talent Development Officer
-Work Experience Facilitator
-Dean of Discipline
-Job Description Writer
-Career and Life Management Organizer
-Life Skills Coordinator
-Youth Skills Coordinator
-Personal Development Counsellor
-Human Resource Personnel
-Community Resource Counsellor
-Marketer of Programme
-Coach/Advocate (Public Relations Liaison Office)