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National Career Development Month


WHEREAS, Virginia career development practitioners serve across the Commonwealth in a variety of settings, and are committed to helping individuals increase self-understanding of their abilities, interests, values, and goals; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Career Development Association (VCDA), a division of National Career Development Association (NCDA), supports career development practitioners to obtain and maintain certifications, credentials, and continuing education to best serve those seeking career assistance; and

WHEREAS, Virginia career development practitioners champion the mission and vision of the NCDA to “Inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.”; and

WHEREAS, Virginia career development practitioners, “Acknowledge the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of everyone by honoring diversity and promoting social justice.”; and

WHEREAS, career development assistance is a community partnership effort involving the education system, the home and family structure, business, industry, and a variety of community agencies and organizations; and

WHEREAS, Virginia career development practitioners, along with NCDA and VCDA, actively promote and celebrate National Career Development Month;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize November 2021 as NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.