School Career Development Advisor
School Career Development Advisor (SCDA) is designed for providers who work in many settings and help prepare students for meaningful work and managing their careers. These providers 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.
The objectives for the SCDA Training are organized into two primary competency areas (1) knowledge of skills related to student advising and (2) knowledge of skills related to working with business and industry. SCDA Training can be offered independently, for those with school experience, or it can be offered in collaboration with Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Training for those who want more information on providing quality career development services. SCDA Training is a total of 40 hours of instruction. It can be offered online as well as in the tradition face-to-face delivery.
TEC Seeking Applicants for OPEN Positions
The TEC is currently accepting applications for open positions on the NCDA Training and Education Council. All applications must be date stamped by midnight Eastern on March 23, 2020. Please download and complete the application as requested. Applications should be submitted to Mary Ann Powell. All questions can be directed to Mary Ann Powell.
Eligible applicants include those who have completed the program related to the open position, such as the NCDA Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Training Program; NCDA FCD Instructor Training Program; FCD Master Trainer Training Program; School Career Development (SCDA) Advisor Training Program; SCDA Instructor Training Program; or Clinical Supervision for Career Counselors and Other Practitioners Training Program.
*International Applicants Please Note: Because of NCDA’s non-profit status and limited funds, those outside of the US may apply, but if selected, airfare will only be reimbursed for the highest domestic airfare among the TEC members. No extra nights of lodging are allowable. The remaining costs will be at the TEC member’s expense.
Watch for Instructor Trainings to be posted in 2020.
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 training 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. Individuals who complete both the NCDA Facilitating Career Development Training Program and the School Career Development Advisor Training program will be qualified to apply for NCDA's Certified School Career Development Advisor Credential.
Questions can be directed to Mary Ann Powell