Career Development Coordinators (CDC) support Career and Technical Education (CTE) and coordinate career development services for students participating in CTE. The CDC works collaboratively with administrators, student services personnel, and teachers to ensure the delivery of career development services. CDCs facilitate linkages with parents, business/industry, postsecondary institutions, and community organizations to support students' transition to postsecondary education and employment.

The CDC responsibilities incorporate the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, National Career Development Guidelines, the National Model for School Counseling Programs and Future-Ready Students For the 21st Century. Specific Career Development Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Career Development
  • Preparatory Services
  • Transition Services
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Development


America's Career Resource Network (ACRN)
Provides information, resources and training on career and education exploration.

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
Supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development.

College Foundation of North Carolina
Students can research careers and colleges, plan coursework, create portfolios, and more.

Futures for Kids
Students can explore careers that match their unique talents and talk to a career coach. Educators can learn about their students' careers of interest.

National Career Development Association
Provides service to professionals involved with career development, including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service.

States' Career Clusters
Clearinghouse for Career Clusters research, products, services and technical assistance.

Vocational Information Center
Resources for vocational educators including: career and technical education, teaching and learning, academics, occupational safety, career related lesson plans, guidance and career and college planning.

NC School Counseling
Information about NC Student Support Services.