Professionals working in the Career Development field in Newfoundland and Labrador encompass a large diversity of educational backgrounds, experiences and disciplines. Examples include Guidance Counsellors, Employment Counsellors, and Career Educators. Whether in part, or fully, these professionals devote their efforts to providing career and employment support and services to both individuals and the general public.
On June 18 of 2007, a steering committee of 13 Career Professionals, met for the first time via teleconference to discuss a name, vision, goals and objectives of a proposed association for career practitioners in this province. This meeting resulted in the naming of the Association as the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Career Practitioners. After numerous teleconferences, the Steering Committee met in St. John’s on November 24, 2007 and formed an Executive and Board of Directors. On December 11, 2007, the association became officially incorporated.
The purpose of the Association is to provide career professionals with opportunities to participate in the exchange of ideas and information. This networking, combined with the provision of professional learning opportunities, and under the direction of the Canadian Standards and Guidelines, will enable Career Practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador to fulfill their commitment to providing the best possible career and employment services.