All Hands on Deck: Preparing Students for the Future of Work by Building Partnerships with All Stakeholders

Presented by Rebecca Dedmond and Steven Myers

All Hands on Deck: Preparing Students for the Future of Work by Building Partnerships with All Stakeholders


Presented by: Rebecca Dedmond and Steven Myers


As the workforce landscape continues to evolve, many career development challenges arise for students in the K-12 setting. In order to provide youth with meaningful career connections while they are in school, authentic learning experiences and partnerships need to be established with key stakeholders. This includes partnering with parents/guardians, business/industry leaders, community agencies and others. By increasing awareness and forming partnerships, counselors help students build career awareness, gain career exposure, and graduate with a myriad of career options, and a more informed life plan.



Rebecca Dedmond PhD., LPC, CCCE, GCDF is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in School Counseling at The George Washington University. Her most current research focus is on the Freshman Transition (8th and 9th grade level). She has written and validated the Freshmen Transition Standards and established the Freshman Transition Initiative at the George Washington University.  Dr. Dedmond served as the Career Counseling Supervisor for the Commonwealth of Virginia where she established an comprehensive career guidance and counseling model. She has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, and began her career as a high school counselor. Dr. Dedmond is an NCDA Fellow and a leader with the Virginia Career Development Association. 

Steven Myers, LPC, NCC, CCSP, GCDF is a service learning resource teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). In this work, Steven provides district-level support by assisting schools with creating authentic learning experiences for all students through service learning initiatives. Prior to this role, Steven served as both a high school and middle school counselor with FCPS. He is an active member with both National Career Development Association and the Virginia Career Development Association.


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Questions? Contact: Alicia Cheek, acheek@ncda.org or 918.663.7060

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