SCCDP Update

South Carolina Career Development Professionals

November 2022

2022 SCCDP Fall Conference Presenting Sponsor

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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.

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

Upcoming Deadlines

November 3 - Hotel Reservations for our conference rate

November 4 - Early Registration $150 (members)/ $185 (non-members)

November 5-18 - Regular Registration $175 (members)/ $210 (non-members)

After November 18 - On-site Registration $225


Note: To pay by credit card, please contact Ray Boland (803) 781-1176 or use PayPal here: http://www.scacte.com/sccdp.html

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

Use code: CDEV

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

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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.

We Need You! Consider Being a Part of the SCCDP Board!

The Secretary shall be a member of SCCDP and shall be employed in career development, and/or Career and Technology Education related position and shall be a member in good standing as certified by the Nominating Committee. The Secretary shall keep and promptly distribute to members of the Board of Directors a full and accurate record of the proceedings of the general meetings of the Association and all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Secretary shall conduct such correspondence and fulfill other duties as the Board of Directors shall assign. The Secretary, upon completion of the term of office, shall file a complete record of the Secretary’s office. The secretary will serve a two-year term.


The President-Elect shall be a member of SCCDP for a minimum of the last three consecutive years and shall be employed in career development, and/or Career and Technology Education related position and shall be a member in good standing as certified by the Nominating Committee. In addition, a letter will be submitted from his/her employer indicating support for the individual, both in terms of time and finances. The President-Elect shall preside in the absence of the President, shall assist the President as requested and shall serve as Program Chairperson for the SCCDP Annual Conference and SCACTE Conference.

2023 Open Board Positions

SCCDP will have two positions to fill on the Board for 2023, President-Elect and Secretary. President-Elect is a three year commitment. Secretary is a two year commitment. Click on the link below to fill out the form if you are interested in holding either position on the SCCDP Board.


Open Board Positions for 2023
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November is National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. Are you doing any special activities in November? Tell us what you are doing here.
Click here for Free Webinars from Professionals

Meet real people in careers such as Sports Agent, Educator, Pharmacy Technician, Influencer Marketer, Data Analyst, Digital Trading Cards Expert, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, and more. Recordings available at this link for previous sessions.

SCCDA Annual Poetry and Art Contest

For 57 years the National Career Development Association has sponsored the Annual Poetry and Art Contest. The contest officially kicks-off during Novemeber - National Career Development Month.


For the past several years, South Carolina placed in the national winner slots in an impressive percentage of the national contest. In 2020, 13 of the 43 national winners were from SC. In 2021, 10 of the 47 national winners were from SC. We hope to have a great representation again this year for the 2022-23 contest.


Specific details for this year's contest can be found on the SCCDA website since SCCDA serves as the state sponsor of the contest as the South Carolina affiliate of the NCDA. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR STATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 2, 2022 (NOT DECEMBER 20 AS INDICATED ON THE NATIONAL FLYER). Also, please ensure that you attach page 3 of the flyer to your submission so we know the details for the submission. SCCDA will provide prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.

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.

South Carolina Education and Workforce Development Pipeline

Here is a great resource with information by agency in South Carolina - From First Steps to Veterans Affairs.
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Regional Workforce Advisors

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SCACTE Newsletter

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

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.

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.