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Maine Career Development Association

MCDA Mission

“Maine Career Development Association is dedicated to creating professional development opportunities for people in Maine who provide career information and career assistance to others.”


North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) invites you to attend their annual conference (virtually) at their member rate!

Friday, February 4, 2022 9am-4pm

The conference promises to be filled with ideas that encourage you to reimagine your role, refocus your personal and professional energy and rise...transforming the New Year!

We're thrilled to host past and current NCDA Presidents -
Dr. Rich Feller and Dr. Sharon Givens - as our keynote speakers. You choose additional breakout sessions throughout the day!

The 2021 NCCDA Annual Conference will be held virtually and include live sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. All sessions will be recorded. Click on the image above for more information and to register.

Thank you for the invite, NCCDA!


1. Please join us for the webinars!
2. Please renew your membership!

A word about your membership. Annual dues are $20.00. MCDA is dependent upon these dues to maintain the website, the monthly newsletter, and to provide professional development opportunities, e.g., Annual Conference, Fall Workshop, and Career Cafés throughout the year.   

Upcoming events

Nominations are open for the Annual MCDA Outstanding Career Development Professional Award
(Pilot Year 2021-22)!

This award was established to recognize an individual’s significant contributions to the field of career development. The recipient’s accomplishments reflect outstanding performance and best practices in providing career development services, training, or programming that exemplify the vision of the National Career Development Association: for all people to attain fulfilling career and life goals.

Nominate an award recipent today!

Join our team!

We currently have the following opening on the MCDA Governing Board:

  • K-12 School Counselor Representative

Here is what some of our outgoing board members had to share about their experience:

  Kate Axelsen-Foster
  University of Maine Career Center
Being on the MCDA board provided me
   opportunities to get to know people in areas
   of career development beyond higher
   education, and beyond the UMaine campus.
 It is so important to have relationships with
   one another, and grow a referral network. I
   enjoyed collaborating with others on programming and learning about what is going on in career development around our great state of Maine."

  Robin Tardiff
  Beal College
  "The MCDA Board is a great group of people
   who are very passionate about the work we
   do. If I had time and ability I would do it
   again. It was good to be a part of a group
   that has a common goal and works it
   forward together."

  Hope Lanza
  Port Resources
   "I loved the networking aspect of MCDA.
 a Board we did a lot. When I needed
 help, I reached out to my fellow
 members and all were responsive,
 willing and helpful."

Interested in joining the MCDA Board? Contact Joe Austin today!

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