WHEREAS, Career Development Coordinators in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in North Carolina’s public schools are committed to helping students explore their potential in personal social development, education achievement and lifelong learning, and career management within the National Career Development Guidelines Framework; and

WHEREAS, Career Development Coordinators provide supporting materials to ensure our schools meet the national standards and competencies established by the National Career Development Association; and

WHEREAS, Career Development Coordinators support the mission of North Carolina’s CTE programs by providing community resources and services that prepare students for postsecondary success and to engage as productive members of society; and

WHEREAS, Career Development Coordinators empower students to make informed decisions regarding their post-high school plans, which may include immediate employment in a civilian or military occupation, or further education at a vocational program, community college, or university; and

WHEREAS, Career Development Coordinators support the work of CTE Organizations, extending student learning based on instructional competencies; career development education can contribute to increased attendance, raise achievement, and improve graduation rates; and

WHEREAS, Career Development Coordinators assist students in understanding the 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing 79 Career Pathways to success in college, career, and citizen readiness; through career development education, CTE students develop the critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, leadership, and essential employability skills necessary to thrive in the modern business world and contribute to the vitality of our state and nation; and

WHEREAS, the National Career Development Association has declared November 2022 as National Career Development Month, and November 16, 2022, as National Career Development Day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim November, 2022, as “CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH” and November 16, 2022, as “NORTH CAROLINA CAREER DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR DAY” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.

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