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The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading change in education. Since 1979, we've been creating educational tools and innovative programs designed to empower faculty and prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education. We invite you to learn more about how CORD assists educators across the country and around the globe.

Professional Development
Workshops

CORD's broad range of professional development workshops can be customized to meet local, state, and regional need.

Career Pathways
Technical Assistance

CORD partners with state and local teams to provide both broad and targeted support services for Career Pathways initiatives.

Curriculum
Development

CORD has over thirty-five years of experience creating standards-based curriculum in mathematics, science, and technical fields.

Career Pathways
Institutes

NCPN will host its Summer Institutes on Career Pathways Leadership Certification on June 12–13 (Las Vegas) and June 15–16 (Orlando).

Project Spotlight: Necessary Skills Now

Necessary Skills Now, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) project, is tackling the challenge of embedding essential employability skills into technical instruction. Teams of community college faculty and employers have co-developed project-based learning modules integrating employability skills and technical content around industry scenarios. Each module addresses several priority employability skills validated by employers. To learn more about the project and pilot site opportunities, visit the project website.

News

The recently released Mapping Upward Podcast Series features community college professionals known for their work on stackable credentials discussing various aspects of program design and partnership building.