Create a partnership among career development practitioners from business/industry, elementary/secondary schools, colleges, public and private agencies, and private practices, and to establish and improve the standards of professional service in the field of career development in Oregon.
In addition, OCDA will endeavor to:
Promote a greater understanding of the meaning of work and career.
Foster career development over the life span.
Encourage the establishment of innovative and responsive career development and career counseling services in Oregon communities.
Gather and disseminate information regarding career development, guidance, and occupational information.
Stimulate the improvement of career services, including assessment, guidance, and dissemination of occupational information and job search resources.
Promote high standards and principles of career development / career counseling.
Foster educational exchange and professional growth among those interested in career development / career counseling.
Carry on activities for the promotion and advancement of career development / career counseling.