What is a School Career Development Advisor (SCDA)?

School Career Development Advisors work in the K-12 sector to help prepare students for meaningful work and managing their careers. These advisors work with other staff to coordinate the design, implementation, and monitoring of school and community-based efforts to improve the chances of students entering the job market with skills, knowledge, and credentials to be competitive. Examples of this work may include providers of career education, key contacts with business and industry, and organizers of events such as career days, job fairs, or internships/externships.


The training focuses on:

  • Business Development and Relations
  • Career Services in the K-12 Sector
  • Working as a School Career Development Advisor

Training Format

Harrison & Associates East offers the SCDA Training as either an add-on course for our FCD Training or as a stand-alone course. The SCDA Training is a total of 48 hours of online instruction consisting of 8 live virtual face-to-face (F2F) hours and 40 eLearning hours. The course is designed to be completed in 4 or 8-weeks, you decide. Live virtual F2F sessions are typically held 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST Mondays or Tuesdays unless otherwise posted. The eLearning hours may be completed at your own pace within the term dates.

Newly revised curriculum coming soon.

Upcoming Online Classes:

Sessions4-Week Term Dates 

Spring 2024

June 4 - July 2, 2024

Summer 2024

July 9 - August 5, 2024


August 6 - September 3, 2024


September 3 - October 1, 2024

Fall 2024

October 8 - November 5, 2024


November 5 - December 3, 2024


December 3, 2024 - December 31, 2024

School Career Development Advisor (SCDA) Training

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"Excellent! Melyssa was knowledgeable, patient, kind and helped to make the material relevant to our personal situations." - Meredith Chicklis,

​Training Objectives

The SCDA Training objectives are organized into two primary competency areas.

  1. Knowledge of skills related to student advising.
  2. Knowledge of skills related to working with business and industry.

Harrison & Associates East LLC has been qualified by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) as a Registered Credential Training Provider, RCTP No. RCTP1003-GCDF, to provide the FCD training course qualified for credit for eligibility for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential. 

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