CCE Impact Book

Vicki Gray-Roddy GCDF and GCDF Instructor Since 2000 Director, Bureau of Workforce Innovation & Quality, New York State Department of Labor, Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions Vicki Gray-Roddy has focused her career on providing employment guidance and development services to clients while also teaching others to do the same. After graduating from the State University of New York at Cortland with a bachelor’s degree in English, she began working at the NYS Department of Labor in the Division of Research and Statistics in 1996. In 2000, she obtained CCE’s flagship credential, the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), and became a CCE-Approved GCDF instructor. “After a couple of years, I began working in the New York State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC),” she says. “The SOICC was responsible for putting out career and labor market information across the state, and as a new GCDF I had the knowledge and skills to help make a difference. That led to an opportunity to be part of the team that built the national award-winning CareerZone website, designed to bring career and labor market information to students in the classroom.” She then began working for the Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions, where she was given the opportunity to build a youth office. The office became a dedicated team of youth professionals to support local workforce areas across the state. “The team helped improve workforce performance and developed innovative resources for youth participants,” she says. “This work led me to the Division’s Human Resource Development Office, providing staff development and training opportunities to thousands of workforce professionals across the state.”