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Welcome to the Asia Pacific Career Development Association

APCDA connects career development professionals who work in or are interested in the Asia Pacific region and provides a global forum for sharing career development ideas, research, and techniques that are effective in the Asia Pacific region. To learn more about APCDA, click "About APCDA."


2019 Vietnam Conference

Professor Seung-ming (Alvin) Leung, Dean of Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, thinks big.  Between 2015 and 2020, his CLAP Program intends to engage 200,000 students and non-engaged youth in Hong Kong in career planning and training, to train professionals to provide career planning services, and to provide online career assessment and other career planning services.  The CLAP Program includes:

  • Engagement designed to attract youth, whether they are successful academically or not.
  • Self-Understanding through self-awareness and enhancement activities.
  • Career and Pathway Exploration through online and in-person information and activities.
  • Planning and Career Management through work-related learning experiences, overcoming obstacles, and goal setting.
To learn more about the CLAP Program, please visit https://www.clapforyouth.org.hk/. At our conference, he will explain how this large, multi-faceted program works.  For details on the conference, visit the 2019 Conference page.
See you in Ho Chi Minh City in May, 2019!

Dates to Remember

May 21-25, 2019 APCDA Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
June 17-20, 2019 ICCDPP International Symposium, Tromso, Norway
June 27-29, 2019 NCDA Conference, Houston, Texas, USA
Mar 10-15, 2020 APCDA Conference, Delhi, India
May, 2021 APCDA Conference, Singapore

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