SCCDP Update

South Carolina Career Development Professionals

December 2022

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  • Sunday, December 4 - Registration open from 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sunday, December 4 - President's Reception from 5:30pm-7:00pm (wear a fun holiday sweater!)
  • Monday, December 5 - Registration open at 8:00am
  • Monday, December 5 - Conference begins at 8:30am

2022 SCCDP Fall Conference Website

The conference website is live! Browse the Breakout Sessions, read about our Keynote Speakers, preview our vendors and look over the updated schedule. The sign up form for the Be Pro Be Proud truck will open about 3:00pm on Sunday, December 4 when we begin Registration.

2022 SCCDP Fall Conference Presenting Sponsor

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Registration & Hotel Information

You can register in person 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

If you have not paid yet, please be sure to provide payment when you sign in at the registration table.

Online Hotel Registration

If you are not able to make an online reservation, you may need to call the hotel.

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

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.

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 Include the person's name, job title, award received, and any other relevant information. If possible, include a photo.

Lexington/Richland 5 Career Expo

At the end of last year, this group discussed creating a district wide Career Expo for all students in Lexington/Richland 5 High Schools. On Thursday, November 3rd from 5:00pm-7:00pm this idea became a reality. Over 30 employers participated and each Military Branch was in attendance. Students from Dutch Fork High School, Spring Hill High School, Irmo High School and Chapin High School attended. This was a collaborative effort by each of the Career Specialists at each of the listed high schools. We are also thrilled to work closely with Ms. Sandy Ellisor at the CATE center who is not only the Career Specialist but served as the host site for the event. Employers rated the overall event 89% excellent/very good. Half of the employers responded they plan to hire a student that attended the event. I just wanted to to recognize;

Jennifer Etheredge, Irmo High School

Sandy Ellisor, The Center

Stacey Bruno, Spring Hill High School

Cindy Hawkins, Dutch Fork High School

These ladies are an amazing team to work with. The first EVER D5 Career Expo brought together all D5 students and the community!

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 ~

Cameron Shepard, President-Elect ~

Chad Vail, Past President ~

Jennifer Etheredge, Treasurer ~

Renee Padgett, Secretary ~

Bonnie Kleffman, Committee Member ~

Mary A. Harmon, Committee Member ~

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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.