The Workforce and Career Development Certification® Training (WCDC®) course covers fundamental workforce development competencies and skills required for the effective delivery of high-quality career development services. 



August 21 + 22 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at PWDA Headquarters 
(205 House Ave, Suite 101, Camp Hill, PA 17011)
plus subsequent weekly virtual sessions on 

August 30  |  September 6, 13, 20, 27  |  October 4, 11, 18, 25  |  November 1, 8, 15
from 10:00am-11:00am EST

$1,600 per student
(includes the latest/updated FCD Manual, lunch during live sessions, and
NEW in 2023 including in WCDC registration is the CCSP application fee)

Workforce and Career Development Certification® (WCDC®)

Training Overview
The Workforce and Career Development Certification Training® (WCDC®) covers fundamental skills and competencies required for the effective delivery of high-quality career development services. WCDC® training is built upon the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development (FCD) curriculum and three nationally accredited, industry-recognized certifications. The certifications include the Certified Career Services Provider Certification (CCSP), the Global Career Development Facilitator Certification (GCDF), and the Certified Workforce Development Professional Certification (CWDP). The WCDC® includes over 20 core competencies that all workforce development professionals should possess to provide their customers with superior service and expertise in the areas of assessment, career planning, business services, working with diverse populations, and ethics.

Intended for:
The WCDC Training is designed for professionals that are providing oversight or direct services within a workforce and/or career-centric program or organization. Examples of roles include:

  • Program Managers
  • Career Advisors
  • Case Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Employment Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Career Coaches/Counselors

Core Competencies

  • Helping Skills
  • Diverse Populations
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Promotion and Public Relations
  • Employability Skills
  • Program Management/Implementation
  • Training Clients and Peers
  • Technology
  • Labor Market Information & Resources
  • Assessment
  • Career Development Principles & Models
  • Consultation
  • Business and Economic Development Intelligence
  • Workforce Development Structure, Policies, and Programs
  • Collaboration and Problem Solving
  • Customer Service Methodology
  • Diversity in Workforce Development
  • Labor Market Information and Intelligence
  • Principles of Communication
  • Program Implementation Principles & Strategies
Meet Your Instructor
Aaron Leson, MBA, Master Trainer 
Aaron Leson has a diverse professional background that spans from elementary school education to large-scale corporate training. As a Master Trainer for the National Career Development Association, Aaron has provided professional development and training to thousands of individuals in numerous industries. Aaron's many credentials, including his Business Services Consultant Certification™ and Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor credential, provide him with the ability to create well-crafted messages that inspire positive growth in employees and the greater corporate culture.
Aaron's passion for teaching and his ability to communicate in a relatable and enjoyable manner with diverse audiences make him a natural leader and facilitator. He focuses his content on well-researched, data-proven solutions that are both transferable and customizable to companies of all industries and disciplines. Aaron holds a Bachelor Degree in Education and a Master Degree in Business Administration.

Course Completion and Certification
Upon successful completion and mastery of the WCDC curriculum, including adequate completion of all assignments and demonstration of required participation, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate confirms that the student has gained the knowledge and core competencies listed above, and may be used to apply for the certifications listed below:

Certification Name Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Granting Association/Organization National Association of Workforce Professionals (NAWDP) National Career Development Association (NCDA) Center for Continuing Education (CCE)
Requirements & Application Information Application Link Application Link Application Link

Disclaimer: TAD Grants provides the training as described above. TAD Grants does not guarantee that students meet the requirements for the above-listed certifications. It is recommended that interested parties review the application links provided to determine eligibility to apply for each respective certification.

Where to Stay

Comfort Suites Camp Hill-Harrisburg West
100 Bar S Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011  |  (717) 857-8800

Penn Harris Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham (formerly the Radisson)
1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011  |  (717) 763-7117