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What's New? Career Decision-Making Tool
The Framework

The NCDG framework describes a continuum of personal, education and career skills young people and adults should master to get the most from education, life and work.

Entire Framework. Use the graphics-rich PDF version for presentations. Use the Word version if you want to tailor the NCDG framework to meet your own program development needs.(PDF) (WORD)

Online Framework. You can browse the online framework below, and view activities related to each goal.

Personal Social Development


Develop understanding of yourself to build and maintain a positive self-concept.

Goal PS1 - Activities

Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity.

Goal PS2 - Activities

Integrate personal growth and change into your career development.

Goal PS3 - Activities

Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles.

Goal PS4 - Activities

Educational Achievement and Lifelong Learning


Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach your personal and career goals.

Goal ED1 - Activities

Participate in ongoing, lifelong learning experiences to enhance your ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.

Goal ED2 - Activities

Career Management


Create and manage a career plan that meets your career goals.

Goal CM1 - Activities

Use a process of decision-making as one component of career development.

Goal CM2 - Activities

Use accurate, current, and unbiased career information during career planning and management.

Goal CM3 -  Activities

Master academic, occupational, and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain, and/or advance your employment.

Goal CM4 - Activities

Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions into your career plans.

Goal CM5 - Activities