• The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (CUSCS) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is the forerunner in providing structured training of global standards in career development in Hong Kong. In May 2014, we introduced the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Programme, which was the first of its kind in Hong Kong that came with a credential from an international professional body, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) in the USA. From 2014 to 2019, a total of 40 GCDF classes have been run, training over 1,000 professionals from a great variety of sectors, with more than 700 of them having sought the international credential.

  • To spread the fruits of career development to the wider community, CUSCS has organized public events that drew together talents with different backgrounds for sharing their experiences and insights:

  • Over the years, CUSCS has been coordinating the provision of career facilitation service to various target populations, particularly higher diploma students of CUSCS, undergrads of CUHK, and recently the alumni of CUHK as well.

  • In addition, CUSCS has also been offering different modules and workshops for the continuing development of credentialed facilitators, on topics including assessment tools, serving clients with special needs, China and Taiwan Labour Markets, personal growth, etc.

  • Established in 1913, the National Career Development Association (NCDA) is the first, longest running and preeminent career development association in the world.

  • NCDA was an early partner with the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) and the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) in developing and implementing the Career Development Facilitator concept, as well as designing a specific curriculum to train such facilitators. NCDA is also a founding division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

  • Over the years, NCDA has prepared over 25,000 Career Services Providers and Facilitators for inter/national certification.

  • NCDA provides programs and services for career development professionals and for the public involved with or interested in career development, including but not limited to professional development activities, publications, research, general information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service. It also provides a voice for thousands of members who deliver career services to diverse groups in a broad variety of settings and to their clients. It maintains a comprehensive website of information, resources and tools for career development professionals and the public at www.ncda.org.

  • The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) is a not-for-profit organization that provides practitioners and organizations with assessments, business support services and credentialing. Created in 1995 as an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), USA, CCE credentials nearly 25,000 practitioners globally in a variety of fields.

  • The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential was developed by CCE, in collaboration with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC), USA in the mid-1990s.

  • Since its inception, the GCDF has had a significant impact on the field of career development. More than 14,000 individuals have been credentialed as a GCDF in the U.S. and more than 30,000 have been credentialed as a GCDF globally in 23 different countries.