School Career Development Advisor

What is a School Career Development Advisor?

School Career Development Advisors work in the K-12 sector to help prepare students for meaningful work and managing their careers. These advisors work with other staff to coordinate the design, implementation, and monitoring of school and community-based efforts to improve the chances of students entering the job market with skills, knowledge, and credentials to be competitive. Examples of this work may include providers of career education, key contacts with business and industry, and organizers of events such as career days, job fairs, or internships/externships.


What is NCDA's School Career Development Advisor Training?

The foundation of the training is NCDA's Facilitating Career Development training curriculum and covers these topics:

  • Developing a Helping Relationship
  • Training and Leading Groups
  • Career Development Theory
  • Assessment in Career Planning
  • Ethics
  • Multicultural Populations
  • Technology in Career Planning
  • Job Seeking and Employability Skills
  • Designing and Implementing Career Planning Services

The training also focuses on:

  • Business Development and Relations
  • Career Services in the K-12 Sector
  • Working as a School Career Development Advisor

Participants will be expected to complete all required reading and assignments given during the 40 hours of training. Upon completing this training, an individual is qualified to apply for NCDA's Certified School Career Development Advisor Credential.