Project Partners

The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a national nonprofit organization providing innovative changes in education to prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education. CORD has over a quarter century of experience providing services for states, schools, consortia, and community and technical colleges. By developing curricula, supporting faculty through professional development, creating new applications of technology, conducting applied educational research, and facilitating partnerships, CORD helps educators promote student success through contextual learning environments that make rigorous academic concepts relevant and meaningful. To learn more about CORD, visit

The College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI) is a federally funded project administered by the League for Innovation in the Community College. The main purpose of CCTI is to strengthen the role of community and technical colleges in easing student transitions between secondary and postsecondary education and into employment and improving academic performance at both secondary and postsecondary levels. CCTI furthers the development of academically rigorous programs of study organized around broad occupational areas to help equip students with the skills and credentials required for success in high-growth, high-demand career fields. To learn more about resources available from the CCTI project or to get involved in the CCTI Network, visit

The States’ Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI) is an initiative established under the National Career Technical Education Foundation to provide career clusters as a tool for seamless transition from education to career in this era of changing workplace demands. SCCI helps states as they connect career technical education to education, workforce preparation, and economic development. To this end, SCCI develops new products and promotes information-sharing, techniques, and methods to aid the development and implementation of career clusters within states. Learn more about career clusters and the SCCI by visiting: