What are CDPs?
CPDs, Career Development Programs, serve a crucial role in assisting individuals in managing their careers and achieving their professional goals.
These programs can be offered by educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, or professional associations.
Here are types of organizations that offer career development programs:
Massive Open Online
Ex: Coursera, EdX
Online Learning Platforms
Ex: LinkedIn Learning, Khan Academy
Corporate Training Programs
Ex: 2U, Everspring
Ex: Local municipalities, Non-profits
Ex: Trade Unions, Guilds
Mentorship & Apprenticeship Programs
Ex: Small Business Association
What do CDPs Offer?
CDPs offer a range of services and resources aimed at helping participants enhance their skills, explore new career opportunities, and succeed in their chosen fields.
Career development programs come in varying shapes and sizes, serving a general audience or those with specific needs, each with a unique approach and format: in-person, online, or a mix.
Assisting with role and industry research, job search and placement, and guidance on crafting effective resumes and cover letters.
Connecting with peers, instructors, industry professionals, potential mentors, and employers.
Including: job performance support, guidance, and assessment, as well, skill transfer or enhancement and certification.
Providing interview techniques, answering common interview questions, and improving response skills.
Include: job boards, live events, industry research, and online tools.
Professional groups and organizations promoting career development through community, opportunity, and learning.
Mentorship & Apprenticeship
Matching with professionals experienced in a skill, trade, or business practice.
Analysis & Assessment
Reviewing experience and transferable skills, while assessing interests, strengths, and goals related to desired field of interest.
The above services and resources come in many different formats: in-person training sessions or workshops, online courses and certifications, conferences, and webinars.
Overall, career development programs aim to empower individuals to take control of their careers, make informed choices, and continually improve their skills and opportunities in the job market.
How are we different?
In today’s rapidly evolving job market, many career development programs fall short in providing participants with the knowledge and tools for success. Drawing upon two decades of experience in the Learning and Development industry, we’ve witnessed the limitations of rigid, one-size-fits-all approaches.
That’s why we created GimmeCredit – a dynamic new platform providing personalized guidance and live, real-world expertise to professionals seeking a successful career change.
We’re not just another training program,
we’re a dynamic force for change.
Our approach combines personalized learning paths with hands-on guidance from industry experts, empowering individuals to navigate career transitions confidently. While many training programs can be rigid and slow-moving, lacking the ability to react to rapidly evolving job requirements, we’re committed to providing our participants with the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge and skills.
We’ve seen the transformative outcomes quality programs can have and understand what it takes to be the better choice for those aiming to succeed in a dynamic, rapidly changing job market. It is with this experience we created GimmeCredit.