Statement of Beliefs Announced
100 Year Celebration of Career Guidance and Education Steering Committee
NCDA has joined with the Association for Career and Technical Education, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, Society for Vocational Psychology, and Kuder, Inc. to promote a 100 Year Celebration of Career and Education Guidance. The Steering Committee for the 100 Year Celebration of Career Guidance and Education was formed to promote this significant milestone in the history of CTE as well as create broad-based awareness for the prominent role of CTE in creating America's workforce. In addition, NCDA has adopted its own Legislative Agenda, which will be highlighted here in Career Convergence in September. Watch www.ncda.org for more details.
"America is facing a crucial junction in the history of its workforce," said Darrell Luzzo, 2007-08 President, National Career Development Association (NCDA). "Career and Technical Education (CTE) today plays a leading role in shaping the American workforce and the economy of tomorrow. If we do not continue to push for legislation, create public policy and advocate for the role of CTE in our educational system, we will fall enormously short of meeting the demands of our ever-changing workforce," added Luzzo. "The rallying call put forth by this Statement of Beliefs must be heeded in order to keep America strong and prosperous."
High-quality CTE programs can ensure America's future competiveness through increased student engagement, the innovative integration of math, science and literacy skills and by meeting the needs of both employers and the economy as a whole.
1. Every student and adult shall have access to useful information and effective guidance in setting personal and career goals that align with their unique interests, talents, strengths, aspirations, and values.
2. Every student graduates high school with lifelong career decision-making and management skills that are necessary to succeed in postsecondary education, training, and the workplace.
3. Every educator, school counselor, and career development professional shall have access to appropriate professional development opportunities necessary in order to do their job more effectively and better help their students/clients with academic achievement, lifelong learning, and career management.
To learn more about the Statement of Beliefs, or to become a supporter of the 100 Year Celebration of Career Guidance and Education, please visit www.celebratecareers.com or contact Marti Martz, 100 Year Celebration PR Liaison at 515-314-5979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.