Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Self-Directed Search and
National Occupational Classification Codes

The Self-Directed Search (SDS) has been widely used by over 22 million people worldwide. The SDS has been translated into 25 different languages and has been supported by 500 research studies. This SDS English Canadian version matches abilities, skills, and interests to obtain a 3-letter Holland Code.

The Self-Directed Search (SDS) English Canadian version provides a list of 1,309 occupations with the educational requirements and National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes classify occupations with according to skill types and levels. Each occupation is assigned a a four-digit code. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes and the Career Handbook provide profiles about 923 occupations. For each occupation, the Career Handbook lists information about -

Data/people/things interactions
Physical activities
Environmental conditions
Career progression
Work settings

For more information about the Self-Directed Search (SDS) English Canadian, contact Dr. Mary Askew at learning4life@qwest.net.

1 comment:

Bill Bell said...

Thanks for this posting. I have written to Dr Askew.