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.
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 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
- 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. 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