NC Career Development Association

What is NCCDA?

The North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) is comprised of professionals engaged in the field of career counseling and development. NCCDA is organized and governed in accordance with the by-laws of the National Career Development Association. NCCDA is a division of the North Carolina Counseling Association.

NCCDA 2019 Best Practices Webinar
Neurodiversity in Career Development: Best Practices for Serving Individuals with Autism
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

– Jamie Pearson, Ph.D.
– Wesley Wade, NCC, CCMHC, LCAS, LPC

.75 NBCC hours for participation in the webinar

Register HERE

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54th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

The National Career Development Association is hosting the 54th Annual Poetry & Art Contest in celebration of National Career Development Month in November. Every adult and student enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools, and colleges are eligible. During the month of November, schools from across the state hold local, school, and district wide contests to celebrate National Career Development Month.  The theme for this year’s contest is “My Inspiring Future Career”.  We are looking forward to receiving entries for the contest from individuals, schools, and colleges.

CLICK HERE for information about participating in the contest.

CLICK HERE for contest details from the National Career Development Association.

2019-20 Best Practices Grant

The North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) offers Best Practices Grants to support the development of new career-related programs, research, or practices in North Carolina. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded annually to help finance innovation in the area of career development. In recent years, grants have been awarded to programs such as:

  • Expanding Resources for Future Higher Education Professionals
  • Industry Road Trip
  • Issuance of Tablet Devices to Career Counseling Students in Internship
  • Identifying the Self Perceived Career Development Needs of College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Applications for 2019-2020 have already been submitted.  The application procedure for 2020-2021 will be announced early fall 2020.


NCCDA 2019-2020 Officers:

President: Deanna Knighton
Career Development Specialist
Made In Durham

President-Elect and Conference Chair: Katie Peterssen
Assistant Director, Career Development
Office of Career Planning, Meredith College

NCCDA 2019-2020 Board

If you are interested in volunteering with the association, please feel free to contact Deanna Knighton at

Follow us on Social Media

We are active on our LinkedIn Group as well as Facebook throughout the year. See links below.

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