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.
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
The Coalition for Career Development is thankful to the following founders council members for their significant financial contribution and support.
Gateway Technical College
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
Professor of Education, Boston University
Senior Consultant, Bray Associates
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
Executive Director, Tribal Education Department National Assembly (TEDNA)