Interested in Membership?
Learn More arrow icon

Minnesota Career Development Association

MCDA History

Did you Know?

1920 – Beginnings of MCDA as a branch of the National Vocational Guidance Association called Minneapolis VGA afterwhich the name continues to change, first to Twin Cities Vocational Guidance Association

1944 – MN Vocational Guidance Association (new name) is formally incorporated

1971 – MVGA receives its state charter

1980 – National Vocational Guidance Association becomes National Career Development Association (NCDA)

1986 – MVGA changes name to Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA)

1999 – MCDA incorporates as a 501(C)3 with the State of Minnesota

Do you have additional information or resources that would be helpful in completing our MCDA history?  If so, we welcome your contribution!  Please contact out to our MCDA Administrator at  or directly to our Historian, Dean DeGroot.  Thank you for sharing so we can have as complete a record of our history as possible.

Click here for a list of the MCDA Past Presidents back to 1971

Click here for a list of the MCDA Award Recipients back to 1980