Wilkes Community College congratulates Sonya Jordan for winning second place in the Adult Student Poetry category at the 53rd Annual National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Poetry and Art contest. Jordan, a WCC instructor in the Workforce Development and Community Education Division, teaches Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, and Medication Aide classes; and is simultaneously enrolled as a student taking classes in preparation for a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Each November, schools and colleges from across the state hold contests to celebrate National Career Development Month. Winners from these local contests are then forwarded to the state contest. The NCDA, a division of the American Counseling Association, sponsors the poetry and poster contest to highlight the importance of life-long career development. Entrants are invited to inspire career development while emphasizing the national theme. This year’s theme was “Using Career to Break Barriers, Empower Lives and Achieve Equity.” Multiple divisions in the contest include grades K-12, adult student, and open adult categories. State winners will automatically proceed to the national level competition. For more information about the contest, contact Mike Roope, WCC Career Counselor at 336-838-6147.