November is National Career Development Month

By Marie Zimenoff

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. These activities might include special events, career-related curriculum, or entering the NCDA poetry and poster contest!


Katelyn JohnsonFor the past 47 years, NCDA has invited adults and students enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools in states with participating NCDA state divisions to enter the contest. Various age groups are used for judging, specifically primary, intermediate, and senior grades as well as adult student and open adult (student teachers, parents, and professionals...). Each entry should celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme.

The 2013 theme is "Charting the Course for the Second Century." Poems and posters using this could include how careers will evolve in the next century, how a student sees their career unfolding in the next century, or anything creative a contestant might want to write/draw about that is inspired by the theme. See previous winners online for inspiration!

Click here for the 2013 NCD Month Contest Rules

Ann AbbottCelebrate with us by encouraging your students/colleagues to enter the NCDA 48th Annual Poetry and Poster Contest. For more information, view the NCD Month webpage or contact the National Chair for NCD Month -Marie Zimenoff at ncdacontest@ncda.org


Celebrate National Career Development Day with the NCDA Webinar Series!

On November 13, 2013, “Free Technology Tools to Help You Work Better, Faster, and Smarter” will be presented by Shirley Rowe and Janet Wall. This webinar will cover several free tools that the presenters have discovered, evaluated, and determined could help you:

Please join us on National Career Development Day, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time.  For more information and to register, visit www.ncda.org or contact akirkpatrick@ncda.org