CAREER PLANNING BEGINS WITH ASSESSMENT
A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational And Career Development Challenges

In this guide, assessment is defined as “the process of collecting data for the purpose of making decisions” (Salvia & Ysseldyke, 2004, p. 5).This guide will serve as a resource for multiple audiences within the workforce development system. It will be useful to policymakers, administrators, and a wide variety of youth service practitioners including teachers, transition coordinators, counselors, work experience coordinators, tutors, job placement specialists, and job coaches. The guide can be used in many settings including secondary and postsecondary education programs, school-to-work transition programs, One-Stop workforce centers, youth employment programs, community rehabilitation
programs, and community-based organizations that serve youth and young adults.

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