CORD, The Center for Occupational Research and Development

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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

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.


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

National Career Pathways Network Conference

Join NCPN for sessions, workshops, tours, and exhibits supporting Career Pathways, CTE, and workforce and economic development.

Project Spotlight:

Technology advances are changing industries at an unprecedented pace, demanding an expanding array of knowledge, skills, and abilities from technicians in the STEM disciplines. Learn how the CORD-led National Science Foundation-ATE initiative Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work is tackling this challenge.


Join the Necessary Skills Now Network on December 10th for the webinar Engaging Technician Faculty in Teaching Employability Skills.