NCDA inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research, and advocacy.
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a founding division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). NCDA began as the National Vocational Guidance Association in 1913 - read more history under About Us or in Career Convergence.
Celebrate Career Development!
National Career Development Day: Nov. 12
National Career Development Week: Nov 10-14
The 49th Annual Poetry and Poster Contest sponsored by NCDA:
Every adult and student enrolled in public, private, and
parochial schools in states with participating NCDA state
divisions is eligible.
Contest division areas include:
Primary Grades K - 2
Intermediate Grades 3 - 5
Middle Grades 6 - 8
Senior Grades 9 - 12
Adult Student 18 and older enrolled in school
Open Adult 18 and older, not enrolled in school (student teachers, parents, and professionals...)