SCCDP Update

South Carolina Career Development Professionals

August 2022

Become a Member of SCCDP and SCACTE!

Click on this link for the membership application. Join SCACTE ($65 Affiliated Member) and SCCDP ($10 Primary Division). You can join SCACTE and SCCDP without being a member of ACTE.

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Request Zoom Link for 9/14 Lunch & Learn

If you plan to attend the 9/14 Lunch & Learn, please request the Zoom link from rpadgett@lexington1.net .
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Conference Registration & Hotel Information

It's time to register for the 2022 SCCDP Fall Conference! POs, checks, and credit card payments (PayPal) accepted. Note there are additional processing fees using PayPal.


Conference Registration Form


Sign up early and reserve your hotel room now. We look forward to seeing everyone in Myrtle Beach in December.


Online Hotel Registration

Call (800) 876-0010 Option 2 Use SRP code: DEV

For the $120 rate, reservations need to be made by November 3, 2022 for this rate.

Call for Conference Proposals

It's not too early to start thinking about presenting at our December conference! If you have a Best Practice you would like to share or have great information to share, we would love to hear about it. The 2022 Conference Proposal Form is open and will be accepting proposals through October 14, 2022. Notifications for accepted proposals will be sent out November 4, 2022.

Conference Vendor Application

Are you a vendor? Do you work with a vendor you would like to see represented at our December conference? Feel free to share this information. Print the Conference Vendor Form and submit.
Sign up for Fall Regional Meetings

Click on this button to sign up for the School Counselor and Career Specialist Fall Regional Meeting in your area. Meetings are from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Business Newsletter for Your Region

Want to know what's going on in the business sector of your region? Subscribe to MidlandBiz, LowCountryBiz, or UpstateBiz here. This eNews is published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is here to support you and your students with programs and resources this school year. JA of Greater South Carolina envisions a world in which students have the skillsets and mindsets to build thriving communities throughout South Carolina.

Requesting JA programs is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Review JA Programs at this link: JA Programs. JA program availability is based on the amount of funding generously given by area business partners, foundations, and individuals.

  1. Watch this short video clip to learn about Junior Achievement’s mission and vision. JA Our Promise

  1. Register for JA programs by clicking on the REQUEST NOW link based on the school level shown and completing the form. Priority will be given to requests for FALL programs. Deadline for request: September 23rd

Based on your school level, please choose the appropriate link below.

Also, share this email with grade level chairs, CDFs, Guidance Counselors and other colleagues who might like to consider JA for their classroom this school year.

REQUEST NOW – Elementary

REQUEST NOW – Middle

REQUEST NOW - High

Take a look at how our programs align with state correlations: South Carolina Academic Standards and Junior Achievement Programs

Matt Morrison | Program Manager

Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina

2711 Middleburg Drive Suite 301 | Columbia, South Carolina 29204

P: 803.252.1974 ext. 3 | W: greatersc.ja.org| matthew.morrison@ja.org

College Application Month 2022

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education staff is pleased to announce the opening of the registration site for College Application Month 2022.


To register for College Application Month, please go to http://sccango.org/register-to-host-college-application-month/


As you know, the goal of College Application Month is to provide a forum for all South Carolina high school seniors to complete and file college applications while receiving the assistance and resources they need to successfully access higher education. All you have to do is select a date, secure a space in your school or community (computer lab, library, etc.) and use our free materials on SCCANGO.org to advertise your event to seniors. To the extent that we are able, we will provide the manpower/volunteers, as the deadline to guarantee college reps has passed. However, once again, with the assistance of the Carolina Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO) College admission personnel from our colleges and universities will assist in these local school events that fall in your “preferred weeks”. The goal this year is to register at least 245 schools for College Application Month 2022!


PLEASE READ BELOW for some important points regarding registration this year:

- We are going to attempt to limit the number of schools on specific dates when possible. This will hopefully alleviate some of the issues that arose with the SCCANGO website on high traffic dates. We will try to limit the number of schools on a given day to 8-10.

* At this point September 15th and October 12th are closed for new registrations.

- Your school may host your College Application Month event during a half day, whole day, multiple days, the entire week or entire month. The length of your program is completely up to you. However, please remember to be very specific on the times your event will be held. If it is a half day, please give that time frame. If you are holding appointments, please list the appointment times. You will be able to click on these dates during that assigned weeks to notify us your date(s) and specific time(s). Please keep in mind that College Representatives may be limited to one day of participation.

- If you see that the assigned week your county falls within does not align with your school schedule and/or activities, you will have the choice to choose another date outside the assigned week, but between September-November. Simply scroll down the page and select the box indicating you wish to register outside your preferred week. New options will appear at that point.

-If you are forced to change/cancel your event, please give the College representatives as much notice as possible. This may allow them to shift resources to another CAM event happening on the same day

In the event of a change, it will be the responsibility of the site coordinator/counselor at the high school to notify the college representatives who are registered to attend your event.

To register for College Application Month, please go to http://sccango.org/register-to-host-college-application-month/

Changes to ACT Test Scores for State Scholarship Eligibility

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MTC Fall 2022 Course

Midlands Technical College is offering their Facilitating Career Development (GCDF) course starting Friday, September 9th.

This course is paced to complete in 4 months. Day 1 will be on the NE Campus in Columbia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up the course textbook and have Orientation. Day 2 is Saturday, September 10th and will be on Zoom as will all other face2face meetings.


Registration information is available at https://mtconline.midlandstech.edu/CeClassCatalog/cecatalogsearch?CourseName=CECDF-600 .


For additional information contact Connie Hill at Midlands Technical College at 803.732-5213, hillc@midlandstech.edu or the course instructor, Beth Lengel, at 803.463-6603, bethlengel2018@gmail.com.

MEBA Sponsored Fall 2022 Course

MEBA is sponsoring a Facilitating Career Development Course this fall. This is a private course that will be facilitated by Sherry Williams, GCDFI, CMCS, CSCDA. The course will include a combination of in-person class sessions and weekly eLearning requirements. For more information on cost, course materials, registration and other important details, please click on the link below and look for "Next Course."


September 9, 2022 - November 10, 2022

Midlands Technical College, Irmo Campus (6 in-person classes, weekly eLearning)

More information and sign up here

Recognitions, Awards, Celebrations, Best Practices

Have you done a special program at your school? Have you received a special recognition? Or do you know a member of SCCDP who has been recognized for an award? Please share that good news with us! Email recognition and awards to rpadgett@lexington1.net. Include the person's name, job title, award received, and any other relevant information. If possible, include a photo.
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SCACTE Newsletter

Click on this button to see the most recent SCACTE Newsletter.

Become a Member

Join South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education (SCACTE). Along with SCACTE Membership, choose SCCDP as a Primary Division or Additional Associate Division. Download, print, and send in the membership application.

SCCDP ~ Who We Are and What We Do

  • Establish and maintain active leadership in initiating, extending, improving, and promoting career development.
  • Serve as a unifying agency for all personnel in career development.
  • Advance the ideals and standards of career development.
  • Act as a central agency that helps keep others clearly and reliably informed of the purposes, needs, and accomplishments of career development.
  • Provide an opportunity for discussion of all questions involved in career development.
  • To be a vital and integral part of SCACTE and to help plan, develop, and implement its program of work.

SCCDP Board Members

Holly Van Zyl, President ~ hvanzyl@richland2.org

Cameron Shepard, President-Elect ~ cshepard@fsd1.org

Chad Vail, Past President ~ chadwick_vail@charleston.k12.sc.us

Jennifer Etheredge, Treasurer ~ jetheredge@lexrich5.org

Renee Padgett, Secretary ~ rpadgett@lexington1.net

Bonnie Kleffman, Committee Member ~ kleffmanb@fortmillschools.org

Mary A. Harmon, Committee Member ~ mharmon@richland2.org