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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:

MC3PA is a National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to help researchers gain a better understanding of students' collaborative problem solving skills (aka, teamwork). The project is led by a partnership comprised of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), CORD, and The Concord Consortium. The project is currently recruiting postsecondary electronics instructors to serve as pilot sites.