Shockley Earns CWDP Credential


WASHINGTON-December, 2016- Amy Shockley earned the Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) credential, awarded by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP).

Shockley currently serves as the Regional Program Manager for Adult Education at Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa.

The CWDP credential recognizes the training, experience and expertise of professionals in nine areas of competency:

  • Business and Economic Development Intelligence;
  • Career Development Principles;
  • Collaboration and Problem Solving;
  • Customer Service Methodology;
  • Diversity in Workforce Development;
  • Labor Market Information and Intelligence;
  • Principles of Communications;
  • Program Implementation Principles and Strategies; and
  • Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Programs.

“Workforce development professionals help to connect people with jobs, and employers with workers, to create self-sufficient residents, and prosperity in communities,” said NAWDP Executive Director Bridget Brown.  “The CWDP credential is an effective method of evaluating the quality of professionals and is a standard of excellence for workforce organizations across the country.”

The CWDP credentialing program is administered and endorsed by NAWDP.  NAWDP’s mission is to advocate for and develop the professional capacity of workforce professionals seeking the highest standards of excellence.

NAWDP’s membership of more than 4,000 workforce development professionals primarily come from workforce investment boards, America’s Job Centers, community and career colleges, military bases, youth employment programs, corporations, and faith and community-based organizations.