Our Mission

We will work collaboratively with education, business, government and non-profit organizations to create a national movement dedicated to helping all learners become career literate and career ready. Our work will include communicating the value of career development; identifying and promoting best practices; organizing and conducting convenings; promoting research and evaluation; fostering collaboration; and creating innovative programs.

Our Goals

1- Establish a culture within education, workforce development, and the broader community to make career development/readiness a central focus. 

2 – Encourage and empower business and industry – focusing on Chambers and workforce boards – to become leaders in career development.

3- Enable learners to pursue non-linear career pathways and employers to identify the potential of non-traditional applicants.

4 – Raise awareness of the dignity and importance of all forms of work.

Who We Are

Founders Council

The Coalition for Career Development is thankful to the following founders council members for their significant financial contribution and support.

Pace Industries

Amatrol, Inc.

Gateway Technical College

ACT, Inc.

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council



Organizing Committee Members

William Symonds, Executive Secretary

Exectutive Director, Global Pathways Institute at Arizona State University

Leo Reddy, Co-Chair of the Founders Council

Chairman and CEO, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council

Scott Solberg

Professor of Education, Boston University 

Jan Bray

Senior Consultant, Bray Associates

Kevin Houchin

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council


Advisory Board Members