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Welcome to the Washington Career Development Association, we are glad you are here! We have been busy for years broadening our membership and recognize the imperative to move equity to the forefront of our mission and work.

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Race and Justice reckoning have punctuated those efforts and charged our resolve to respond and address.

The WCDA is an association focused on promoting and enhancing the career development field through training opportunities, peer community building, public education and outreach to increase understanding and awareness of career pathway options and how-to best access and navigate them.  WCDA includes private, education and public workforce professionals who share best practices to achieve better opportunities and outcomes for the students, job seekers and employers we serve. We are accessible, inclusive, and affordable!

The mission of the Washington Career Development Association is to cultivate career knowledge and encourage innovation through community and professional education.

4 Regional Chapters Across WA State

Serving those working to promote the career advancement of others. 

Offering regular meet-ups, trainings, and professional development events

Why Join The WCDA?

WCDA membership is a great way for those working or interested in the field of career development to stay  connected and keep informed with the latest industry and professional trends.

Membership Benefits Include: 

  • Free and discounted access to our premium events hosted year-round.
  • Professional networking opportunities and contacts.
  • Access to member-exclusive E-News and Updates.
  •  Leadership and member engagement opportunities for those looking to expand their professional profile.
  • Much More!

WCDA Spotlight

New Regional Chapters!

The WCDA is continuing its work to promote the ongoing advancement of professional career development throughout Washington. In support of this goal, we are thrilled to announce the formation of three new WCDA regional chapters - The Puget Sound Chapter, the Central Washington Chapter, and Southwest Washington Chapter. Keep an eye out for even more great professional development and networking opportunities being offered by these chapters in the coming months!

Support Us

Did you know that you can support the WCDA just by using the amazon smile link above to make your normal day-to-day purchases? Bookmark the link today to help us grow and support career development education in our local communities!

Upcoming events

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Seeking Tech Board Member and Intern!

You are: Directly working in workforce development, are interested in workforce development or have some passion for the work along with technology skills and ambition.

The WCDA is: a nonprofit association that could benefit from your web design, ecommerce, social media and Membership Management Software skills i.e. Wild Apricot Personify to help us serve those who serve. If you are interested in a tech intern or board position please reach out to Brad McGuire at BMcGuire2015@Gmail.com .


Not a member yet?

With annual events, regular professional development and an ever growing professional community - there has never been a better time to join. Regardless of whether you are a career coach, counselor or support staff, we are proud to accept all who are dedicated to supporting the career advancement of others.

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