NCDA promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month. Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities. In particular, NCDA sponsors an annual Poetry and Poster Contest.
Announcing the 52nd Annual Poetry and Poster Contest!
"Leading the Way to a Future Full of Possibilities"
Every adult and student enrolled in public, private and parochial schools in states with participating NCDA state divisions is eligible. Contest divisions areas include:
- Primary - grades K-2
- Intermediate - grades 3-5
- Middle - grades 6-8
- Senior - grades 9-12
- Adult Student - ages 18 and older, enrolled in school
- Open Adult - ages 18 and older, not enrolled in school
Each entry should celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme.
Download the 52nd Annual Poetry and Poster Contest brochure for
complete details and deadlines.
November 2017 is National Career Development Month
November 13-17, 2017 is National Career Development Week
November 15, 2017 is National Career Development Day
Congratulations to the winners of the
51st Annual Poetry and Poster Contest!
Click here to see the list of winners.
Questions? Contact Leann Morgan: NCDmonth@ncda.org
Listed below are the NCD Month State Contacts:
Each NCD Month entry must go through a state contest! If your state contact is not listed or your state is not participating in NCD Month, please contact NCDA Headquarters or e-mail the national chair for further instructions.
State contacts are invited to view the 2017 NCD Month Power Points on the Poetry & Poster Contest.
ALABAMA - Lynn Boyd
ALASKA- Deeta Lonergan
COLORADO - Amanda M. White
CONNECTICUT - Michael Shavel
DELAWARE - Victor Massaglia
FLORIDA - Aida Varela
GEORGIA - Tavonda Hudson
IDAHO - Ella Johnson
LOUISIANA - Lisa Hibner
MICHIGAN - Mary Engelhardt
MINNESOTA - Denise Felder
MISSISSIPPI - Leigh E. Bartlett
MISSOURI - Catherine Nkonge
NEW MEXICO- Autumn Collins
NEW YORK - Heather Robertson
NORTH DAKOTA - Alison Orgaard
OHIO - Meagan Kittrick
OKLAHOMA- Sandy Babcock
OREGON - Joseph Hernandez
PENNSYLVANIA- Colleen Tortorella
RHODE ISLAND - Audra Lavoie
SOUTH CAROLINA- Thommi Lawson
TENNESSEE - Erin Bennett
TEXAS- Terri Howe
UTAH- Melanie Steimle
VIRGINIA - John Harrichand
WASHINGTON-PUGET SOUND- Jill Walser
WISCONSIN - John Pritchett
Poster Contest Winning Entries
NCD Month Resources
Creative Ways to Celebrate- a list of ideas submitted by those who have celebrated in previous years
NCD Month K-12 Activities - Provided by Liz Jones - Plainwell Counseling Center
Click Here to read from NCD Month Celebration of Work. In the presidential year of Jane Goodman, 2006 Eminent Career Award Winner, many NCDA members, such as LeeAnn Bernier-Clarke (Editor), Pat Wickwire, Judith Ettinger, Victoria Wildermuth and priceless others, collaborated to create one of the most remarkable NCD Month Activity Books available. This is a work in progress, and NCDA is striving to provide you with the best resources available.
Career Convergence offers many articles detailing activities for all age groups. Here are a few that might help you help your students celebrate NCD Month:
-- Career Exploration in First Grade - By Deb Osborn
-- Positive Psychology Techniques for K-12 Career Counseling - by Louis V. Paradise and Dawn Romano Ironside
-- 21 Strategies for K-12 Career Development - by Deb Osborn
Click here view the 2017 NCD Month Power Points on the Poetry & Poster Contest.