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About OCDA

The Oregon Career Development Association (OCDA) is a division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and part of the Oregon Counseling Association.

Our members includes career development practitioners from business industry, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies, and private practices. 

Each year, we promote career development through our Professional Development Institute, awards, scholarships, networking events, newsletters, writing articles and continuing education trainings.

Our mission is to create a partnership among career development practitioners from business/industry, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, public and private agencies, and private practices. We aim 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 individuals' life span.
  • Encourage 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.
You can read the current version of our bylaws by clicking here

The Oregon Career Development Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable and educational entity.

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