VISION: The Coalition for Career Development is committed to making career readiness a central focus of American education. We believe that providing all learners with high-quality career development would greatly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our education and workforce development systems, better meet the needs of employers for a skilled workforce, elevate the dignity of all work and help more young people achieve the American Dream.
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/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.
GOALS: 1. Establish a culture within education, workforce development, and the broader community to make career development/readiness a central focus. Career development is a process that informs individuals about career opportunities, helps them decide on the career for which they are best suited, and then determine the best pathway to their career goal. 2. Encourage and empower business and industry – focusing on Chambers and workforce boards – to become leaders in career development by providing work-based learning opportunities, career information, mentoring and other assistance. 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.
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