Langevin, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Career Development Month

Nov 1, 2021 Issues: Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus introduced a resolution recognizing November as National Career Development Month.

“This November, I want to thank every dedicated career development professional for their work preparing the next generation of leaders, and I encourage all students to begin exploring the available career pathways that most align with their interests and skills,” said Rep. Jim Langevin. “Our nation must invest in our young people in order to retain our competitive edge in the global economy. This National Career Development Month, let us all double down on our commitment to empowering our students to achieve their career goals.”

“Recognizing November as National Career Development Month encourages employees, jobseekers, and students to focus on their future career options,” said Rep. Thompson. “A highly-skilled workforce is a business’ best competitive edge. This month, we encourage workers of all ages to take advantage of resources and be in the driver’s seat of their careers.”

“The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is pleased to designate November as National Career Development Month.  This celebration commemorates the important work of NCDA members who inspire careers and empower lives,” said Deneed Pennington, Executive Director of the National Career Development Association. “We commend the work of Representatives Langevin and Thompson in making informed career choice a national priority. NCDA members appreciate this national resolution and continued support of both representatives.”

National Career Development Month marks a time for students and workers of all ages to consider and explore future career pathways. It is also a time to recognize the professionals who guide and advise students as they become the leaders of tomorrow. Throughout November, schools, businesses, and community organizations will host activities that connect students with professionals from various career backgrounds, offering students a first-hand look at different career paths that align with their interests and skills. These opportunities help students build confidence, set career goals, improve self-assessment, and gain vital social and performance skills.

The text of the resolution is available here

 

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