The Millikin University Career Center has received a gold-level of certification from OUT for Work's (OFW) Career Center Certification Program (CCCP) for providing career information, tools, resources, and programs to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. OUT for Work functions as a component in the total educational experience of LGBT college students, helping to effect change in the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities.
OUT for Work surveyed career centers throughout the United States to find out what resources are available to LGBT students. The survey gauged the current level of outreach, services, resources, and support that career center professionals at higher education institutions provided specifically to LGBT students.
Based on their responses to the survey, participating institutions received an A+ gold, gold, silver or bronze ranking. Each question on the survey was worth one point and total scores were calculated by percentages.
"The Career Center is pleased to receive this recognition," said Pam Folger, director of the Millikin University Career Center. "The Career Center looks forward to identifying new ways to engage and empower our LGBT students and alumni."
In 2009, OUT for Work created its Career Center Certification Program in response to the need heard from college students and career center professionals regarding the lack of awareness around specific workplace challenges and career specific resources for LGBT college students. The program consists of three main pillars; assessment, consultation, and resources.
OUT for Work is committed to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBT college students for the transition from academia to the workplace. OFW's programs, resources, and services provide assistance to students in the enhancement of skills to explore career options.
For more information about OUT for Work and the 2013 Career Center Certification Report, visit www.outforwork.org
For further information about the Millikin University Career Center call 217.424.6294, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.millikin.edu/career