Mission & Purpose

The mission of the Tennessee Career Development Association is to promote the career development of all people throughout the lifespan. To achieve this, TCDA fosters a partnership amongst Tennessee career development practitioners, counselors and advisors by promoting a sense of community, providing support, offering career related training, and serving as an effective resource.

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The Purposes of the TCDA are as follows:

A.          Encourage career development assistance for all clients over a lifespan

B.          Promote a sense of community among career development professionals from business/industry, elementary/secondary schools, colleges, public and private agencies, and private practices

C.          Provide a diverse network of support, resources, and information for members through professional development and training opportunities

D.          Inform Tennessee professionals on the latest and most helpful resources, theories, and techniques

E.          Endorse the incorporation of theory and effective practice models into career development services